Dana Caudill Jones

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Dana Caudill Jones
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Board member, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, District 2
Member-elect
Term ends
2018
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kernersville Board of Aldermen
Education
Bachelor'sHigh Point University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Campaign website
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Dana Caudill Jones is a Republican member-elect for the District 2 seat on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education in North Carolina. She advanced against four other Republican candidates in the May 6, 2014, primary election. Jones and fellow Republicans Lori Goins Clark, David Bryant Singletary and Jeannie Metcalf faced Democratic candidates Laura Elliott and Deanna Frazier Kaplan in the general election on November 4, 2014. Dana Caudill Jones won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

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.[1]

Elections

2014

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

Opposition

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.

Results

General
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeannie Metcalf Incumbent 19.6% 47,389
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLori Goins Clark 19.3% 46,704
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Caudill Jones 18.1% 43,738
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bryant Singletary 16.2% 39,231
     Democratic Deanna Frazier Kaplan 14% 33,885
     Democratic Laura Elliott 12.9% 31,161
Total Votes 242,108
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "2014 General Election Results," accessed November 5, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
Primary
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 2 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeannie Metcalf 26.1% 12,563
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLori Goins Clark 23.3% 11,213
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Caudill Jones 19.8% 9,532
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bryant Singletary 15.6% 7,505
     Republican Irene May 15.2% 7,308
Total Votes 48,121
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014

Funding

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.[2]

Endorsements

Jones earned the endorsement of the Winston-Salem Journal for the primary and general election.[3][4]

Campaign themes

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.[5]

—UNC-TV Voter Guide, (2014), [6]

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.[7] Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 53,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[8]

Demographics

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.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
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[9]
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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[10]

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