|Board of Education Member, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||October 8, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Southwest Texas State University|
|J.D.||Western State University College of Law|
McIntyre was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where his father served in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a young adult, McIntyre volunteered to serve his country during the Vietnam War and was a member of the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972. He attended Southwest Texas State University and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology in 1977. He later moved to California, where he attended Western State University College of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1987. McIntyre opened his own law practice, and ran it for 17 years. McIntyre returned to North Carolina in 2005. He has served his community as a Little League coach, a City Recreation and High School softball coach and an Assistant Scoutmaster. He also founded and directed a charity golf tournament for his children’s school. McIntyre has four children and five grandchildren.
McIntyre was defeated by Tom Benton on October 8, 2013.
|Wake County Public School System General Election, 4-year term, District 1, 2013|
|Source: WNCN These results are unofficial|
McIntyre was endorsed by Sheriff Donnie Harrison and Representative Chris Malone.
McIntyre raised a total of 7,833.15 in campaign contributions.
|Candidate||Contributions||Expenditures||Cash on hand|
McIntyre identified the following as his campaign themes:
"Don McIntyre understands that Wake County parents want common-sense solutions to issues facing our school system."
"Don supports neighborhood schools. He understands that it is both counterproductive and inefficient to require a child to spend hours in a daily commute to and from school, resulting in wasted time and wasted assets. Waste is not a tenet of a world-class education. Don believes there are practical school assignment alternatives that will achieve better results at less cost."
"Don believes we must model financial stewardship to our students by spending our education dollars wisely. Simply throwing more money at a problem will not solve it. Wake County’s taxpayers rightfully expect our school system to spend their hard-earned tax dollars effectively and efficiently. They want to see results; they want every student in our school system to have the opportunity to obtain a world-class education."
"Don believes parents have a right to be engaged in their student’s education. When students are assigned to schools across town or on the other side of our huge county, it is difficult for the parents to travel the long distances necessary to be engaged in their child’s education or support their child’s participation in extracurricular activities."
"Not every student wants to attend a four-year college. Don will help Wake County schools expand a vocational education program designed to help these students learn practical skills that will enable them to succeed in the job market they intend to enter after graduation."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Four seats on the school board were at stake. Incumbents Tom Benton, Deborah Prickett and Bill Fletcher ran for re-election. The new school board will be the first members to experience changing term lengths, and will address the school bond issue.
About the DistrictThe county seat is located in Raleigh, which is also the state capital.
Wake County outperforms the rest of North Carolina based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Wake County was $65,289 compared to $46,291 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wake County was 10.1% compared to 16.1% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 91.9% of Wake County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 84.1% in North Carolina.
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.
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- Don McIntyre for Wake County School Board, "About Don McIntyre," accessed October 2, 2013
- Don McIntyre for Wake county School Board, "Endorsements," accessed October 2, 2013
- Wake County Board of Elections, "Wake County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed October 2, 2013
- Don McIntyre for Wake County School Board, "Issues," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Wake County Quick Facts, accessed August 4, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Votes by Tabulation Voting Districts, accessed August 4, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014