Alberteen Young

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Alberteen Young
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Board member, Rockdale County Board of Education, Post 1
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 20, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Alberteen Young was a candidate for the Post 1 seat on the Rockdale County Board of Education in Georgia. She lost election against incumbent Jim McBrayer in the general election on May 20, 2014.


Young is a certified public accountant. She served as the budget director of Fulton County Schools from 1988 to 1998.[1]



See also: Rockdale County Public Schools elections (2014)


Alberteen Young ran against Jim McBrayer in the general election on May 20, 2014.


Rockdale County Public Schools, Post 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJim McBrayer Incumbent 71.4% 6,193
     Nonpartisan Alberteen Young 28.6% 2,477
Total Votes 8,670
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "UNOFFICIAL COUNTY RESULTS," May 20, 2014 These results are unofficial.


Young did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.


Young did not receive any endorsements in this election.

What was at stake?

Issues in the election

April 26 candidate forum

Young and Post 1 incumbent Jim McBrayer participated in a candidate forum at the Antioch AME Church on April 26, 2014. McBrayer highlighted his teaching experience at district schools as a reason why he ran for the board in 2010. He advocated for improved communications with parents about the district's rigorous academic programs and accreditation for Advanced Placement courses. Young pointed to her experience as a budget director for Fulton County Schools as a valuable resource for the board. She suggested that the district needs to inform parents about declining test scores and increase expectations of students. The forum was hosted by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.[2]

About the district

See also: Rockdale County Public Schools, Georgia
Rockdale County Public Schools is located in Rockdale County, Georgia
Rockdale County Public Schools is located in Rockdale County, Georgia. The county seat of Rockdale County is Conyers. Rockdale County is home to 86,919 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Rockdale County Public Schools is the 23rd-largest school district in Georgia, serving 15,608 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[4]


Rockdale County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.0 percent of Rockdale County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Rockdale County was $54,704 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Rockdale County was 13.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Rockdale County (%) Georgia (%)
White 47.4 62.8
Black or African American 48.0 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 2.0 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 10.0 9.2

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.[5]

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