Burke County Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Burke County Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Burke County Schools
Burke County, North Carolina ballot measures
Local ballot measures, North Carolina
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Three seats on the Burke County Schools Board of Education were up for election on November 5, 2013. Buddy Armour won the Central district seat while Sam Wilkinson and Catherine Redman Thomas ran unopposed for the Eastern and Western district seats.

About the district

See also: Burke County Schools, North Carolina
Burke County Schools is located in Burke County, North Carolina
Burke County Schools is located in Morganton, North Carolina and is the district for Burke County. Burke County has population of 90,912.[1]

Demographics

The county underperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (75.9%) is lower 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 Burke County (15.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Burke County is $37,440 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Burke County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 86.7 71.9
Black or African American 6.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 3.6 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 39.3 59.8
2008 40.0 59.0
2004 61.4 38.3
2000 58.2 41.1


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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Burke County Schools Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms. All members of the board are elected by district. Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and the remaining four seats are up for election in November 3, 2015.

Elections

2013

Candidates

The following candidates were on the ballot on November 5, 2013.[4]

Election results

Burke County Schools, Central District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBuddy Armour 62.2% 2,578
     Nonpartisan Ron Lewis 37.4% 1,550
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.5% 19
Total Votes 4,147
Source: State of North Carolina Board of Elections, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Election Results," accessed December 16, 2013


Burke County Schools, Eastern District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSam Wilkinson 97.6% 3,639
     Nonpartisan Write-in 2.4% 91
Total Votes 3,730
Source: State of North Carolina Board of Elections, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Election Results," accessed December 16, 2013


Burke County Schools, Western District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Redman Thomas 98.1% 3,561
     Nonpartisan Write-in 1.9% 69
Total Votes 3,630
Source: State of North Carolina Board of Elections, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Election Results," accessed December 16, 2013


Endorsements

No candidate received any official endorsements.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.[5]

What was at stake?

Three seats were at stake in the November election, including Central District, Eastern District and Western District.

Key deadlines

The following were key deadlines for the Burke County Schools board of education election:[6]

Deadline Event
July 5, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
July 19, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
October 11, 2013 Registration books close
October 17, 2013 First day to submit absentee ballot
November 2, 2013 Last day to submit absentee ballot
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school board elections, residents of Burke County school district voted in various mayoral, city and town council and board of commissioner races.[7]

See also

External links

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