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Andrew Davidson

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Andrew Davidson
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Board member, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, At-large
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Andrew Davidson is a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City school board. He first won election to the board in a general election on November 5, 2013.



Davidson ran for an at-large seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against Michelle Brownstein, James Barrett and Ignacio Tzoumas.


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Brownstein Incumbent 33.3% 6,366
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames Barrett Incumbent 30.4% 5,801
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Davidson 21.2% 4,049
     Nonpartisan Ignaico Tzoumas 14.5% 2,772
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.6% 120
Total Votes 19,108
Source: Orange County, NC, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Elections," accessed December 16, 2013


Davidson reported $1,423.46 in contributions and $967.54 in expenditures to the Orange County Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $465.92.[1]


On October 16, 2013, Indy Week officially endorsed Davidson.[2]

Campaign Events

Orange Politics online forum

On September 22, 2013, the local political blog Orange Politics held a live, on-line forum for all candidates for Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.[3]

League of Women Voters forum

On September 25, 2013, the League of Women Voters held a forum for all candidates running for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education seats. The main topic discussed was the achievement gaps.[4] A video of the forum is available here.

WCHL radio forum

On October 14, 2013, the local radio station, WCHL, held a forum for all candidates running for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education. The main topic discussed was budget constraints.[5] The audio of the forum is available here.

Campaign themes

Davidson identified the following campaign themes in an interview with a local news website:[6]

The achievement gap

"My public involvement began with my election to the School Improvement Team at Frank Porter Graham Elementary three years ago. My No. 1 focus is to address the achievement gap that exists for fragile populations. The Dual Language program at the Frank Porter Graham Magnet School is a good first step. But we have two other significant populations who also require the same creative thinking in order to deliver culturally specific enrichment programs designed to help improve their academic achievement. I wish to do everything I can to help these students, while still working with the rest of the district to deliver the world-class education that Chapel Hill is known for."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

About the district


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is located in Orange County, Pennsylvania
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools covers the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro in southeastern Orange County. Orange County has population of 137,941.[7]


The county outperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (90.1%) is higher than the state of North Carolina (84.1%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Orange County (54.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Orange County is $56,055 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
Race Orange County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 77.4 71.9
Black or African American 12.2 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.5
Asian 7.3 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 8.2 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[8]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 70.4 28.2
2008 72.0 27.0
2004 66.9 32.4
2000 62.7 36.3

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