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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Candidates
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
Contact information
External links
References
See also
North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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Six seats on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education were up for election on November 5, 2013. Rhonda Lennon, Thelma Byers-Bailey, Joyce Waddell, Tom Tate, Eric Davis and Paul Bailey won their respective district seats.

About the district

See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the district for Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County has population of 969,031.[1]

Demographics

The county outperforms with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (88.6%) 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 Mecklenburg County (40.4%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Mecklenburg County is $55,994 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Mecklenburg County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 60.1 71.9
Black or African American 31.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 5.1 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 12.5 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 60.8 38.0
2008 62.0 38.0
2004 51.6 48.0
2000 48.3 51.0


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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. Three members are elected at-large while the remaining six represent different regions in the district. Six seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and the remaining three seats are up for election in November 3, 2015.

Elections

2013

Candidates

The following candidates were on the ballot on November 5, 2013. This list is current as of September 11, 2013[4]

Election results

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 1, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRhonda Lennon Incumbent 34.8% 5,117
     Nonpartisan Christine Mast 64.5% 9,492
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.7% 100
Total Votes 14,709
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 2, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngThelma Byers-Bailey 70.4% 8,471
     Nonpartisan Richard McElrath Incumbent 29.2% 3,515
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.4% 51
Total Votes 12,037
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 3, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Waddell Incumbent 98.9% 11,136
     Nonpartisan Write-in 1.1% 127
Total Votes 11,263
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 4, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Tate Incumbent 56.9% 6,977
     Nonpartisan Queen Elizabeth Thompson 42.6% 5,228
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.5% 61
Total Votes 12,266
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 5, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Davis Incumbent 82.9% 21,098
     Nonpartisan Edward Donaldson 16.8% 4,269
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.3% 68
Total Votes 25,435
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 6, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Bailey 59.7% 8,518
     Nonpartisan Bolyn McClung 26.7% 3,805
     Nonpartisan Doug Wrona 13% 1,856
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.6% 81
Total Votes 14,260
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Endorsements

No candidate received any endorsements for their campaigns.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $59,798.87 and spent a total of $42,174.06 during the election, according to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.[5]

In the District 1 race, candidates received a total of $5,553.94 and spent a total of $3,340.02.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Rhonda Lennon $4,050.00 $2,069.07 $1,980.93
Christine Mast $1,503.94 $1,270.95 $232.99

In the District 2 race, Byers-Bailey received a total of $11,090.82 and spent a total of $9,814.63.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Richard McElrath $0.00 $0.00 $22.19
Thelma Byers-Bailey $11,090.82 $9,814.63 $1,276.19

In the District 3 race, Waddell received a total of $500.00 and reported no expenditures.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Joyce Waddell $500.00 $0.00 $500.00

In the District 4 race, Tate received a total of $1,154.85 and spent a total of $216.89.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Queen Elizabeth Thompson $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Tom Tate $1,154.85 $216.85 $937.96

In the District 5 race, Davis received a total of $18,083.00 and spent a total of $13,982.03.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Eric Davis $18,083.00 $13,982.03 $4,100.97
Edward Donaldson $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

In the District 6 race, candidates received a total of $23,416.26 and spent a total of $14,820.49.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Paul Bailey $12,079.00 $6,448.26 $5,630.74
Bolyn McClung $11,337.26 $8,372.23 $2,965.03
Doug Wrona $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Past elections

What was at stake?

Six seats on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education were stake in the November election. Incumbents Rhonda Lennon, Richard McElrath, Joyce Waddell, Tom Tate, and Eric Davis sought re-election while Amelia Stinson-Wesley did not.

Key deadlines

The following were key deadlines for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg 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 Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district voted in various mayoral, city and town council and board of commissioner races.[7]

See also

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