Chenita Barber Johnson

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chenita Barber Johnson
Chenita Barber Johnson.JPG
Board member, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, District 1
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWinston-Salem State University
ProfessionAdvertising consultant
Campaign website
Chenita Barber Johnson was a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education in North Carolina. She lost election against fellow Democratic candidates Vic Johnson, Deanna Taylor and Malishai Woodbury in the May 6, 2014 primary election.


Johnson earned a B.A. in political science from Winston-Salem State University. She currently works as an advertising consultant. Johnson and her husband have two children.[1]



See also: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools elections (2014)


Chenita Barber Johnson ran against fellow Democratic candidates Vic Johnson, Deanna Taylor and Malishai Woodbury in the primary election on May 6, 2014.


Primary election
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 1 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeanna Taylor 32.9% 3,167
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Johnson Incumbent 31.3% 3,012
     Democratic Malishai Woodbury 24.6% 2,365
     Democratic Chenita Barber Johnson 11.3% 1,088
Total Votes 9,632
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014


Johnson did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Forsyth County Board of Elections.


Johnson did not receive any official endorsements in the election.


Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGeneva Brown 29% 8,250
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVic Johnson 28.8% 8,190
     Nonpartisan Jimmie Lee Bonham 24.9% 7,082
     Nonpartisan Chenita Barber Johnson 17% 4,827
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 113
Total Votes 28,462
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Results," November 19, 2010

Campaign themes


Johnson listed her themes for the 2014 campaign on her campaign website:


Under this school board which spans 20 years, our schools went from 5 single race schools to 29 in a decade; Title one schools increased, schools were re-segregated with enclaves of economic disparity; some students if they graduate they take remedial courses at an institution of higher learning before beginning their degree courses.

Our children are sharing books, when schools are being built outside of the city; many are trying to have a private school education on public school dollars.

Every child that enters the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools must know and the parents must know that they will receive an equal and quality education. But most of all must be educated according to the constitution of NC.

A good quality education is not only th right of every child, it is their heritage. In 1868 3 years after the Civil war, NC began its public education as the best way to educate the populas and prepare them for the coming 20th century. The state sought to educate all of its children, which included children of white farmers and children of former slaves.

We are now, 146 years from the 1868 convention and 60 years from Brown and we are discussing the same issues of segregating the populous, economic disparity, low performing schools We must move into the 21st century


—Chenita Barber Johnson's campaign website (2014), [3]


Our local mentoring programs must be used through incorporating mentoring programs such My Brother's Keeper." Many organizations that work in the community that are licensed are kept out of the schools.

Parents must have a choice and know where these programs are located to help their child when needed.While there are established programs in the school system for students and parents PAC the parent advisory council, and a funded program for at risk students where the principals turn in the names of students needing to be tutored to help them excelle most parents and students do not know these programs exist due to their discretionary distribution throughout the system.

We must operate as a coordinated body. This also includes the parents through the PTA; students through SGA; our churches; educators and the school board and superintendent. The board needs to be open to the true concerns and problems that plague our schools and in turn seek out myriad ways to address them including engaging the community to participate in the solution.


—Chenita Barber Johnson's campaign website (2014), [3]

About the district

See also: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is located in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is located in Winston-Salem, the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina. According to the United States Census Bureau, Forsyth County is home to 361,220 residents.[4] Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 53,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[5]


Forsyth County outperformed the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.6 percent of Forsyth County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Forsyth County was $45,809 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Forsyth County was 17.6 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Forsyth County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 68.0 71.9
Black or African American 27.1 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 2.1 2.5
Two or More Races 2.0 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 12.4 8.7

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[6]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 53.0 45.8
2008 54.8 44.3
2004 45.5 54.1
2000 43.0 56.0

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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[7]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Chenita + Barber + Johnson + Winston + Salem + Forsyth + County + Schools"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Chenita Barber Johnson News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Suggest a link