|Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
Mast was raised in Wisconsin. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University with a B.S. in Accounting. She received her CPA in 1995. Mast has two children in elementary school and is a volunteer in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.
Mast ran for the District 1 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against incumbent Rhonda Lennon.
Mast lost the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 1, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Rhonda Lennon Incumbent||34.8%||5,117|
|Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013|
Mast reported $1,503.94 in contributions and $1,270.95 in expenditures to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, which left her campaign with $216.89 on hand.
Mast did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign as of yet.
What was at stake?
The district 1 seat was at stake as well as the financial security of the district. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools experienced budget difficulties in recent years and the board had recently developed a school bond plan to reopen and expand current schools after closing some in 2010.
About the district
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.
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Website
- Campaign Website
- Mecklenburg County
- Public Schools of North Carolina
- "Mast for CMS," "About," accessed September 12, 2013
- "Mecklenburg County Board of Elections," "Mecklenburg County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed December 23, 2013, 2013
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Orange County," accessed September 5, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed September 5, 2013