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Revision as of 07:55, 21 April 2014

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2013 Spotsylvania County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
External links
References
See also
Virginia
Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Spotsylvania County, Virginia ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Virginia
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Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield and Lee Hill Districts were filled by unopposed candidate Baron Braswell and unopposed incumbent Amanda Blalock, respectively. Challenger Erin Grampp won election of the Berkeley District over incumbent J. Gilbert Seaux and challenger Mark Marshall.

About the district

See also: Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Virginia
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, VA
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Spotsylvania County is home to 122,397 residents.[1]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Spotsylvania County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 88.2% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $78,299 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Spotsylvania County had a poverty rate of 7.7%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Spotsylvania County (%) Virginia (%)
White 78.2 71.1
Black 15.8 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 8.0 8.4
Asian 2.4 6.0
American Indian 0.4 0.5
Two or More Races 3.0 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 43.4 54.9
2008 46.0 52.9
2004 36.6 62.8
2000 38.4 59.2

Method of board member selection

The Spotsylvania County School Board is comprised of seven members elected by district who serve four-year terms.[3] Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and four seats will be up in November 2015.

Elections

2013

Candidates

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Election results

Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Battlefield District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBaron Braswell 98.2% 3,914
     Independent Write-in Votes 1.8% 73
Total Votes 3,987
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Berkeley District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngErin Grampp 47.9% 2,002
     Independent Mark Marshall 36.5% 1,527
     Independent J. Gilbert Seaux Incumbent 15% 627
     Independent Write-in Votes 0.6% 25
Total Votes 4,181
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Lee Hill District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Blalock Incumbent 97.8% 3,429
     Independent Write-in Votes 2.2% 76
Total Votes 3,505
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Berkeley District candidate Grampp was endorsed by the Spotsylvania County Republican Party and a University of Mary Washington economics professor.[4] The Spotsylvania Education Association endorsed Blalock, Braswell and Marshall.[5]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $19,055 in contributions according to the Virginia State Board of Elections and The Free Lance-Star.[6][7]

In the Battlefield District race, Braswell did not file any reports with the Virginia State Board of Elections.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Baron Braswell - - -

In the Berkeley District race, candidates received a total of $19,005 and spent $14,850.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Erin Grampp $14,875.00 $14,850.00 $25.00
Mark Marshall $4,130.00 - -
J. Gilbert Seaux - - -

In the Lee Hill District, Blalock received a total of $50 and spent $0.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Amanda Blalock $50.00 - $50.00

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield and Berkeley Districts were filled by new members, while Lee Hill District incumbent Amanda Blalock retained her seat.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Spotsylvania County Public School Board election in 2013:[8]

Deadline Event
June 11, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
October 15, 2013 Last day to register to vote
November 5, 2013 Election day

Recent news

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