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Christine Mast

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Christine Mast
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Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 1
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMarquette University
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Christine Mast ran for the District 1 seat on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board. She lost in a general election on 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.[1]


See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)



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
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


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.[2]


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

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.[3]


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.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
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[4]
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

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