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Eric Davis
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Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 5
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sThe United States Military Academy at West Point
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
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Eric Davis is a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009 and served as the board's chair from 2009-2011. He won re-election to the District 5 seat in a general election on November 5, 2013.


Davis holds a bachelor of science degree with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He is currently a professional engineer in North Carolina. He was previously a combat engineer officer and an Airborne Ranger in the US Army. Davis has served as chair of the City of Charlotte Privatization/ Competition Advisory Committee and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Bond Oversight Committee. In addition, he has served on numerous boards such as the US Green Building Advisory Council Charlotte Chapter and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent's Standards Review Committee. Davis is a Charlotte native who attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools schools. He is married to wife, Adrienne, and has two daughters.[1]


See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)



Davis ran for the District 5 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against Edward Donaldson.


Davis won the general election on November 5, 2013.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 5, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Davis Incumbent 82.9% 21,098
     Nonpartisan Edward Donaldson 16.8% 4,269
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.3% 68
Total Votes 25,435
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Davis reported $18,083.00 in contributions and $13,982.00 in expenditures to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $4,100.97 on hand.[2]


Davis did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, 4-year term, District 5, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Davis 62.7% 17,819
     Nonpartisan Susan Walker 37.1% 10,547
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.2% 54
Total Votes 28,420
Source: "Mecklenburg County Board of Elections," "Municipal Election November 3, 2009," accessed September 13, 2013

What was at stake?

Davis' District 5 seat was at stake as well as the financial security of the district. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools experienced budget difficulties in recent years and the board had recently developed a school bond plan to reopen and expand current schools after closing some in 2010.

About the district

See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the district for Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County has population of 969,031.[3]


The county outperforms with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (88.6%) is higher than the state of North Carolina (84.1%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Mecklenburg County (40.4%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Mecklenburg County is $55,994 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Mecklenburg County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 60.1 71.9
Black or African American 31.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 5.1 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 12.5 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 60.8 38.0
2008 62.0 38.0
2004 51.6 48.0
2000 48.3 51.0

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