David Bryant Singletary

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David Bryant Singletary
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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
Personal
ProfessionDistrict leader
Websites
Campaign website
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David Bryant Singletary is a Republican member-elect for the District 2 seat on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education in North Carolina. Singletary and fellow Republicans Dana Caudill Jones, Jeannie Metcalf and Lori Goins Clark faced Democratic candidates Laura Elliott and Deanna Frazier Kaplan in the general election on November 4, 2014. David Bryant Singletary won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Singletary has worked as a district leader for Primerica Financial Services since 2012. He is also a precinct chairman for the Forsyth County Republican Party.[1]

Elections

2014

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

Opposition

David Bryant Singletary advanced from the May 6, 2014, Republican primary against Irene May, Jeannie Metcalf, Dana Caudill Jones and Lori Goins Clark. Singletary, Metcalf, Clark and Jones 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

Singletary reported $144.00 in contributions and $99.00 in expenditures to the Forsyth County Board of Elections, leaving his campaign with $45.00 on hand as of April 30, 2014.[2]

Endorsements

Singletary had not received any official endorsements as of April 30, 2014.

Campaign themes

2014

Singletary provided the following platform on his campaign website:

As a resident of Forsyth County and a graduate of the WS/FC Schools, I want to see our Students and Teachers excel. I want to see them exceed their own expectations and stand out as both a group and as individuals.

The importance of the relationship between the Student and the Teacher is undeniable. We hear stories of Students coming back, after many years, to applaud a Teacher for the impact they made in the Student's life.

Our Teachers, make daily sacrifices for the love of teaching, and often their greatest reward comes from the look in the eyes of a child, when they learn something new, or make a new achievement.

Unfortunately, the current assault on Teachers from the Public, Corporations, and Government has only served to make Teachers jobs that much more difficult and, as a result, the learning environment has suffered. The resulting environment has been and continues to be unrewarding for our Students, as well.

Our Students are being over tested and under educated, but the fault does not lie with our Teachers. The fault lies with our State Legislators, the Department of Public Instruction, Superintendents, and School Boards who are failing to ask the difficult questions and take the actions that are necessary.

Actions that are necessary to create the educational environments that establish Teachers as the respected professionals they are, and provide Students with the resources they need to become the future leaders and life long learners that we need. Students, who will become Leaders with in our Communities and bringing in new projects, promoting growth, and contributing to a strong local Community.

As a member of the WS/FC School Board, I will actively work toward and fight for:

Our Students and Teachers...

1. Deserve Schools where they feel safe from intimidation, from both Students and Staff. Schools that provide safe learning environments and promote learning as a life long and worthwhile pursuit.

2. Deserve to be rewarded for a "job well done" with a grading system that is reasonable and measurable, and supported by an Educational Curriculum that provides pathways to both technical degrees and college.

3. Deserve to have a Curriculum that is well balanced, and promotes a healthy and challenging learning environment, while also encouraging participation in both sports and the arts.

4. Deserve to have a School year with a reasonable number of days and hours available to accomplish all of the necessary goals and still have time for a decent lunch period.

Additionally, I will work and fight for:

Our Teachers, who...

1. Deserve to be treated as the Professionals they are and supported as our first line promoters of Education and its benefits.

2. Deserve to be supported by a recognized Standard for Conduct and Discipline within our Schools.

3. Deserve to be paid for their work and benefit from a pay structure that not only recognizes their skills and achievements, but also recognizes their Time-in-Service.

There are so many more points that could be made, and the argument could be made that many of these points are not the most important, but I believe they are important to our Students and Teachers. And we have to start somewhere...

So, among these points, let me add this...

​We must stop denigrating and diminishing our Teachers as being ineffective and uncaring drains on our State resources. Our Teachers must know they have the support of the School Board, the Superintendent and Administrators, along with their State Legislators.

Pitting Teachers and Parents against each other is unproductive! Like Teachers, Parents are in caught up in the daily struggle of life. The animosity that has been created and blame that has been cast has no place in Education program and has to end now.

The goal of everyone from the Parent to the Governor should be to provide each and every Student with access to a high-quality education.

Our Constitution is clear that "The people have a right to the privilege of Education, and it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right," but we can't stop there. Education is more than a privilege, Education is a pathway to knowledge and better living, and to merely call Education a privilege is to diminish its true value.

Promises have been made and promises must be kept!

This is only a part of my commitment to the Students and Teachers of the WS/FC School. It is a good starting point and I believe these are points that we can all agree upon.

With your support, we will be the change that we want to see...[3]

—David Bryant Singletary's campaign website, (2014), [4]

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.[5] Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 53,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[6]

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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
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[7]
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.[8]

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