Michael Wesson

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Michael Wesson
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Board Member, College Station Independent School District, Place 3
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionAssociate professor at Texas A&M University
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Michael Wesson is the Place 3 incumbent on the College Station Independent School Board of Education. He won election on November 5, 2013 against fellow challengers Ben Roper and John Fedora. Incumbent Dr. Garland Watson chose not to run for re-election of his seat.



See also: College Station Independent School District elections (2013)


College Independent School Board, Place 3, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Wesson 53.2% 2,291
     Independent John Fedora 31% 1,336
     Independent Ben Roper 15.7% 678
Total Votes 4,305
Source: KBTX News, "November 2013 Election Results," accessed November 8, 2013


Wesson was not endorsed in this campaign.


Wesson reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[1]

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Places 3, 4 and 5. Places 3 and 5 were filled by new members and Place 4 was filled by an incumbent.

About the district

See also: College Station Independent School District, Texas
College Station Independent School District is located in Brazos County, Texas
College Station Independent School District is located in Brazos County, Texas. The county seat of Brazos County is Bryan. Brazos County is home to 194,851 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] College Station Independent School District is the 97th-largest school district in Texas, serving 10,805 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]


Brazos County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 38.7 percent of Brazos County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Brazos County was $37,638 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Brazos County was 30.0 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Brazos County (%) Texas (%)
White 80.6 80.3
Black or African American 11.3 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 5.5 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 24.5 38.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

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  1. Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "Brazos County, Texas," accessed August 4, 2014
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed August 4, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.