Dana Caudill Jones
|Dana Caudill Jones|
|Board member, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, District 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 2018|
|Kernersville Board of Aldermen|
|Bachelor's||High Point University|
Jones earned her B.A. in political science from High Point University in 1993. She is the owner of Caudill's Commercial Electric Company, Inc. in Kernersville. She previously served four terms on the Kernersville Board of Aldermen. Jones currently serves on the board of the Kernersville Medical Center. She and her husband, David, have one child attending district schools.
Dana Caudill Jones advanced from the May 6, 2014, Republican primary against Irene May, Jeannie Metcalf, David Bryant Singletary and Lori Goins Clark. Jones, Singletary, Metcalf and Clark faced Democratic candidates Laura Elliott and Deanna Frazier Kaplan in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Republican||Jeannie Metcalf Incumbent||19.6%||47,290|
|Republican||Lori Goins Clark||19.3%||46,588|
|Republican||Dana Caudill Jones||18%||43,608|
|Republican||David Bryant Singletary||16.2%||39,139|
|Democratic||Deanna Frazier Kaplan||14%||33,913|
|Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "2014 General Election Results," accessed December 30, 2014|
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 2 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Republican||Lori Goins Clark||23.3%||11,213|
|Republican||Dana Caudill Jones||19.8%||9,532|
|Republican||David Bryant Singletary||15.6%||7,505|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014|
Jones reported $299.00 in contributions and $99.00 in expenditures to the Forsyth County Board of Elections, leaving her campaign with $200.00 on hand as of April 30, 2014.
Jones provided the following statement to UNC-TV:
|“||As a former PTA President and mother of five, I understand the importance of public education.
Our county needs to aggressively encourage more parental and community involvement in our schools with an open door policy for faith-based and volunteer organizations, such as project Hope. Helping Our People Eat. Forsyth County ranks as one of the highest in the nation for childhood hunger. This is unacceptable.
As a lifelong advocate for public schools, I will work hard for our students to ensure that they have access to high-quality education in each school, which includes energy efficient state of the art technology, safe neighborhood schools, more efficient use of classroom space and much-needed basic resources, such as textbooks. Parents and teachers should not have to constantly supplement our classrooms with items that should readily be available to all.
Teachers and staff should earn salaries commensurate with their peers nationwide. Currently, North Carolina is ranked near the bottom for teacher compensation. This is unacceptable. We need to strive to have on of the highest compensations in the country.
While serving on the board of education I will encourage fellow board members to be an advocate for better salaries and compensation for teachers and staff.
—UNC-TV Voter Guide, (2014), 
About the districtWinston-Salem, the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina. According to the United States Census Bureau, Forsyth County is home to 361,220 residents. Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 53,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools elections (2014)
- Dana Caudill Jones for School Board, "Profile/Bio," accessed April 30, 2014
- Forsyth County Board of Elections, "Local Campaign Report: Board of Education," accessed April 29, 2014
- Winston-Salem Journal, "Editorial: 2014 endorsements in school board primaries," April 22, 2014
- The Winston-Salem Journal, "Endorsements 2014: WS/Forsyth school board races," October 21, 2014
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- UNC-TV, "VOTER GUIDE: Forsyth County Board of Education (District 2 - 4 Seats)," accessed October 23, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Forsyth County, North Carolina," accessed April 29, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 29, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed April 29, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Elections|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Robert Barr • John M. Davenport Jr. • Katherine Fansler • German D. Garcia • Mark Johnson • Elisabeth Motsinger|
Candidates defeated in the primary: • Suzanne Carroll • Donald Dunn • Chenita Barber Johnson • Malishai Woodbury • Irene May
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|