Bill Fletcher

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Bill Fletcher
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Board of Education Member, District 7
Incumbent
Elections and appointments
First electedOctober 1995
Next generalOctober 8, 2013
AppointedMarch 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University
Personal
ProfessionVocational Services Director
Bill Fletcher currently holds the District 9 seat on the Wake County school board. He was appointed to the chamber in 2013 and sought re-election on October 8, 2013. He previously served 3 terms on the school board from 1993 to 2005.

Biography

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.[1]

2013

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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBill Fletcher 51% 6,214
     Nonpartisan Nancy Caggia 49% 5,968
Total Votes 12,182
Source: WNCN These results are unofficial

Endorsements

Fletcher was endorsed by Wake NCAE and The News Observer.[2][3]

Campaign finance

Prickett raised a total of 7,346.66 in campaign contributions.[4]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Bill Fletcher $18,960.00 $13,790.18 $5,169.82

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 District

See also: Wake County Public School System, North Carolina
Wake County Public School System is located in Wake County, North Carolina
According to the 2010 Census Bureau, Wake County is home to 952,151 residents.[5]The county seat is located in Raleigh, which is also the state capital.

Demographics

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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race District (%) State (%)
White 69.6 71.9
Black or African American 21.4 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 5.8 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 61.6 64.7

Party Affiliation[7]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democrat 267,262 54.94%
Republican 211,596 43.50%
Libertarian 6,171 1.27%
Misc. Write-In 1,398 .29%

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.[8]

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