Effie N. McEachin

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Effie N. McEachin
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Former candidate for
Board member, Robeson County School Board, District 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sR.B. Dean and St. Augustine’s College
ProfessionRetired educator
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Effie McEachin was a candidate for the District 2 seat on the Robeson County school board in North Carolina. She wad defeated in the general election on May 6, 2014.


McEachin is a graduate of R.B. Dean and St. Augustine’s College. She lives in Maxton and is a retired educator. She worked as a substitute teacher, teacher’s assistant and classroom teacher in schools throughout Robeson County. At Townsend Middle School, she was once named Teacher of the Year. McEachin is a member of St. George United Methodist Church. She is married to James McEachin Jr. and has two sons.[1]



See also: Robeson County Schools elections (2014)


Effie McEachin challenged incumbent Brenda S. Fairley-Ferebee for the District 2 seat in the general election on May 6, 2014.


McEachin was defeated by Brenda S. Fairley-Ferebee in the general election.

Robeson County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda S. Fairley-Ferebee Incumbent 62.8% 1,546
     Nonpartisan Effie N. McEachin 36.5% 898
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.7% 16
Total Votes 2,460
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - ROBESON," accessed June 3, 2014


McEachin did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Robeson County Board of Elections.[2]


McEachin did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

About the district

See also: Robeson County Schools, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina. Robeson County is home to 134,841 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Robeson County Schools is the 13th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 23,933 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[4]


Robeson County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 12.9% of Robeson County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.8% for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Robeson County was $30,167 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Robeson County was 31.9% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Robeson County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 32.8 71.9
Black or African American 24.7 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 39.0 1.5
Asian 0.8 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 8.2 8.7

2013 Party Affiliation, Robeson County[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 52,857 71.1
Republican 8,654 11.6
Libertarian 133 0.2
No Party 12,648 17.0

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[6]

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