Fletcher is a native to Wake County. He graduated from Broughton High School and North Carolina State University. Fletcher has started two Boy Scout units, and served 12 years on the Wake Board of Education. In 2004, he made an unsuccessful bid to become the elected State Superintendent. Today Bill serves as Vocational Services Director in the Cary Rotary Club and leads a team of Rotarians who focus on literacy and leadership. He and his team at Keller Williams Realty help people buy and sell residential real estate. Fletcher and wife, Becky, have three children.
Fletcher defeated Nancy Caggia for the District 9 seat on October 8, 2013.
|Wake County Public School System General Election, 4-year term, District 9, 2013|
|Source: WNCN These results are unofficial|
Prickett raised a total of 7,346.66 in campaign contributions.
|Candidate||Contributions||Expenditures||Cash on hand|
What was at stake?
Four seats on the school board were at stake. Fletcher and fellow incumbents Tom Benton and Deborah Prickett ran for re-election. The new school board will be the first members to experience changing term lengths, and will address the school bond issue.
About the DistrictThe county seat is located in Raleigh, which is also the state capital.
Wake County outperforms the rest of North Carolina based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Wake County was $65,289 compared to $46,291 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wake County was 10.1% compared to 16.1% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 91.9% of Wake County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 84.1% in North Carolina.
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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Wake County Public School System, "Board of Education," accessed October 3, 2013
- Keung Hui, News Observer, "Wake NCAE announces Wake County school board endorsements," August 28, 2013
- News Observer, "Our endorsements for Wake school board," September 23, 2013
- Wake County Board of Elections, "Wake County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Wake County Quick Facts, accessed August 4, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Votes by Tabulation Voting Districts, accessed August 4, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014