Liberty Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Liberty Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Missouri
Liberty Public Schools
Clay County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Three seats on the Liberty Public Schools school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Kim-Marie Graham, Lori Tritz and newcomer Angela Reed triumphed over challengers Jesse Leimkuehler, Don Hubbs and Bruce Cantwell. Incumbent Bren Abbott did not file for re-election.

About the district

See also: Liberty Public Schools, Missouri
Liberty Public Schools is located in Clay County, Missouri
Liberty Public Schools is located in Clay County, Missouri. The county seat of Clay County is Liberty. The county's population was 221,939 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Clay County outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 30.6% of Clay County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. Clay County had a median income of $60,560 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for Clay County was 8.3% in 2010 compared to a 15.0% rate for the rest of the state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Clay County (%) Missouri (%)
White 88.8 82.8
Black or African American 5.7 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 2.2 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.1
Two or More Races 2.4 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 6.2 3.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[2]

Method of board member selection

The Liberty school board consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 8, 2014 for three seats. Two seats will be on the ballot in 2015.

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 17, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 21, 2014 and the deadline for candidate certification was January 28, 2014.[3]

Elections

2014

Candidates

  • Bruce Cantwell
    • Social worker
  • Don Hubbs
  • Kim-Marie Graham Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Human resources personnel
    • Graduate, University of California at San Diego and University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Jesse Leimkuehler
    • CEO and Operations Manager, Belvoir Winery
    • Graduate, William Jewell College and University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Angela Reed Green check mark transparent.png
  • Lori Tritz Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent and board vice president
    • Owner, HR Fuzion, LLC, human resources firm
    • Graduate, University of Central Missouri

Election results

Liberty Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKim-Marie Graham Incumbent 25.4% 1,294
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLori Tritz Incumbent 25.3% 1,286
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Reed 19.5% 990
     Nonpartisan Jesse Leimkuehler 11.3% 576
     Nonpartisan Don Hubbs 10.5% 536
     Nonpartisan Bruce Cantwell 7.3% 372
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.6% 31
Total Votes 5,085
Source: Clay County, Missouri, "General Municipal Election," April 9, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Endorsements

On March 27, 2014, the Liberty Tribune endorsed Kim-Marie Graham, Lori Tritz and Angela Reed for the board.[4]

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission in this election.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats on the Liberty school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Kim-Marie Graham, Lori Tritz and newcomer Angela Reed triumphed over challengers Jesse Leimkuehler, Don Hubbs and Bruce Cantwell. Incumbent Bren Abbott did not file for re-election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Liberty Public Schools election in 2014:[3]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First day for candidate filing
December 24, 2013 First day for candidate filing (Kansas City)
January 21, 2014 Last day for candidate filing
January 28, 2014 Final certification date
March 12, 2014 Last day to register to vote
April 8, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The Liberty school board election shared the ballot with other municipal elections in Clay County.

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