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Chad Lange


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Chad Lange is an at-large member of the Francis Howell Board of Education in Missouri. Lange won the general election on April 7, 2015.

Lange previously ran unsuccessfully for an at-large seat on the board on April 8, 2014.

Biography

Chad Lange is a resident of St. Charles County, Mo. Lange is a journeyman insulator with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators, Allied Workers Local # 1 and Sidney Insulation.[1]

Elections

2015

See also: Francis Howell School District elections (2015)

The election in Francis Howell featured two of the seven seats on the board up for general election on April 7, 2015. Incumbent Eric Seider ran for re-election against challengers Sandra Ferguson, Kimberlyann Granger, Mike Hoehn and Chad Lange for the two at- large seats. Ferguson and Lange defeated the other three candidates to win the election.

Results

Francis Howell School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2015
partyCandidateVote%Votes
    Nonpartisan Chad Lange21.7%3,076
    Nonpartisan Sandra Ferguson21.1%2,996
    Nonpartisan Kimberlyann Granger20.5%2,911
    Nonpartisan Eric SeiderIncumbent19.3%2,729
    Nonpartisan Mike Hoehn16.8%2,386
    Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5%77
Total votes14,175
Source:St. Charles County Election Authority, "Election Summary Report," April 20, 2015

Funding

Lange reported $ 1,410.00 in contributions but no expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission, which left his campaign with $ 1,410.00 on hand during the election.[2]

Endorsements

Lange received endorsements from the local affiliate of the Missouri National Education Association and the Tri-County Labor Club of the AFL-CIO COPE.[3][4]

2014

See also: Francis Howell School District elections (2014)

Lange ran against incumbents Mike Hoehn, Mark C. Lafata and Mike Sommer and fellow challengers Rene Cope, Kimberlyann Granger, Ralph Moore, Cory Simek and Gary Stevenson in the general election on April 8, 2014. Cope, Lafata and Sommer won the three at -large seats.

Results

Francis Howell School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
partyCandidateVote%Votes
    Nonpartisan Rene Cope15.3%3,424
    Nonpartisan Mike SummerIncumbent14.6%3,252
    Nonpartisan Mark C. LafataIncumbent14.4%3,227
    Nonpartisan Chad Lange12.7%2,834
    Nonpartisan Mike HoehnIncumbent12.1%2,697
    Nonpartisan Kimberlyann Granger11.7%2,618
    Nonpartisan Gary Stevenson7.7%1,712
    Nonpartisan Cory Simek6.3%1,401
    Nonpartisan Ralph Moore5.3%1,178
Total votes22,343
Source:St. Charles County Election Authority, "Summary Report," April 22, 2014

Funding

Lange did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.[5]

Endorsements

Lange received an endorsement from the Francis Howell Education Association.[6]

Campaign themes

2015

Lange published a candidate statement in Mid Rivers news magazines:

I have a strong desire and passion to serve the best interest of district students and taxpayers. I will present a fresh outlook on district issues while being a positive influence on the board. My top priorities are 1) Making sure every student is given the best opportunity for the highest quality education. 2) Ensuring that district tax dollars are being spent wisely. 3) Bringing awareness to and prevention of bullying and harassment to keep our schools safe. 4) Increasing participation in early childhood education. Research shows that providing a high quality education for children before they turn 5 yields significant long-term benefits.

I am an active and involved parent of three children and numerous family members who attend school in the district. I currently serve on the districts facility committee and I attend monthly school board meetings regularly. That along with my strong desire, passion and willingness to learn and communicate will bring a much needed fresh and independent voice to the board.[7]

—Chad Lange (2015)[8]

Lange completed a voter guide profile for the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

What are your top priorities for the district?

Making sure every student is given the best opportunity to the highest quality education that will help them succeed in the future. Protecting the taxpayers of the district and ensuring their tax dollars are being spent wisely. Bringing awareness and prevention of bullying, cyberbullying and harassment to keep our schools safe and keep student achievement the top priority.

Why are you qualified to serve in this office?

I am an active and involved parent of three children, and numerous family members attend school in the district. I currently serve on the district facility committee and I attend monthly school board meetings regularly. That, along with my strong desire, passion and willingness to learn and communicate, will bring a much needed fresh and independent voice to the board.[7]

—Chad Lange (2015)[9]

About the district

See also: Francis Howell School District, Missouri
Francis Howell School District is located in St. Charles County, Mo.
Francis Howell School District is located in east-central Missouri in St. Charles County. The county seat is St. Charles. This county is home to 373,495 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[10] In the 2011-2012 school year, Francis Howell School District was the fourth-largest school district in Missouri and served 19,626 students.[11]

Demographics

St. Charles County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.1 percent of county residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree, compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole . The median household income in St. Charles County was $ 71,077, compared to $ 47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate was 5.8 percent, compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[10]

Racial Demographics, 2013[10]
Race St. Charles County (%) Missouri (%)
White 91.0 83.7
Black or African American 4.6 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 2.4 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 3.9
Presidential Voting Pattern,
St. Charles County[12]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 71,838 110,784
2008 84,183 102,550
2004 66,855 95,826
2000 53,806 72,114

Note: Percentages for race and ethnicity may add up to more than 100 percent because respondents may report more than one race and the Hispanic / Latino ethnicity may be selected in conjunction with any race. Read more about race and ethnicity in the census here.

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Footnotes

  1. Facebook, "About," accessed February 18, 2014
  2. Missouri Ethics Commission, "Candidates By Election Search," accessed March 26, 2015
  3. Missouri NEA, "Local affiliates recommend school board candidates," accessed April 2, 2015
  4. Labor Tribune, "AFL-CIO COPE endorsements for April 7 general municipal election," March 30, 2015
  5. Missouri Ethics Commission, "Candidate Information," accessed February 13, 2014
  6. Facebook, "Chad Lange for FHS School Board," accessed February 18, 2014
  7. 7.07.1Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributable to the original source.
  8. Mid Rivers news magazines, "Election Preview," March 27, 2015
  9. St. Louis Post Dispatch, "Voters Guide," accessed April 4, 2015
  10. 10.010.110.2United States Census Bureau, "St. Charles County, Missouri," accessed February 3, 2014
  11. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  12. Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015