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Brenda L. Locklear
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Former candidate for
Board member, Robeson County School Board, District 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFayetteville State University
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Brenda Locklear was a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Robeson County school board in North Carolina. She was defeated in the general election on May 6, 2014.


Locklear is a is a native of Robeson County who lives in Shannon. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Sociology from Fayetteville State University. Locklear was employed by the Robeson County Schools for more than 38 years as a library and classroom assistant, teacher and assistant principal. During her time at Rex-Rennert school, she served as lead teacher and chairperson of the school improvement team. She was a member of the Robeson County Association of Educators and North Carolina Association of Educators. Locklear was also employed by Robeson Community College as an adult basic education teacher. She is married with two daughters and three grandchildren.[1]



See also: Robeson County Schools elections (2014)


Brenda Locklear challenged incumbent Severeo Kerns and Peggy Wilkins Chavis for the District 3 seat in the general election on May 6, 2014.


Robeson County Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Wilkins Chavis 57.5% 817
     Nonpartisan Severeo Kerns Incumbent 41.9% 595
     Nonpartisan Brenda L. Locklear 0.6% 8
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0% 0
Total Votes 1,420
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - ROBESON," accessed June 3, 2014


Locklear did not reported any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Robeson County Board of Elections.[2]


Locklear did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

About the district

See also: Robeson County Schools, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina. Robeson County is home to 134,841 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Robeson County Schools is the 13th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 23,933 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[4]


Robeson County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 12.9% of Robeson County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.8% for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Robeson County was $30,167 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Robeson County was 31.9% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Robeson County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 32.8 71.9
Black or African American 24.7 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 39.0 1.5
Asian 0.8 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

2013 Party Affiliation, Robeson County[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 52,857 71.1
Republican 8,654 11.6
Libertarian 133 0.2
No Party 12,648 17.0

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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