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|Former candidate for|
|Board member, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 6, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Winston-Salem State University|
|Profession||Pharmaceutical sales representative|
Dunn earned his bachelor's degree from Winston-Salem State University. He currently works as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Dunn is also the president of the North Carolina PTA. His family also owns and operates two child development centers in Winston-Salem. Dunn has one child currently attending district schools.
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, At-Large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Democratic||Elisabeth Motsinger Incumbent||33%||11,233|
|Democratic||German D. Garcia||17.7%||6,038|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014|
Dunn reported $200.00 in contributions and $99.00 in expenditures to the Forsyth County Board of Elections, leaving his campaign with $101.00 on hand prior to the election.
Dunn did not receive any official endorsements in the election.
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||Jane D. Goins||15.8%||32,903|
|Nonpartisan||Carla B. Farmer||9.5%||19,814|
|Nonpartisan||Stacey Walker McElveen||7.7%||16,116|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Results," November 19, 2010|
Dunn explained his reasons for running in 2014 in an interview with The Chronicle:
|“||I had several people call me saying that several of the school board members were not going to run again, and they were concerned that there was going to be a new crop of people that were not public education friendly...I believe we’ve lost ground overall, and we cannot afford to lose any more ground.||”|
—The Chronicle, (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 rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Donald + Dunn + Winston + Salem + Forsyth + County + Schools"
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- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools elections (2014)
- Layla Garmis, The Chronicle, "Stage set for election season," March 5, 2014
- Forsyth County Board of Elections, "Local Campaign Report: Board of Education," accessed April 29, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- 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
- 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.
|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|