|Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 2009|
|Bachelor's||The United States Military Academy at West Point|
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.
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|
|Nonpartisan||Eric Davis Incumbent||82.9%||21,098|
|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.
Davis did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, 4-year term, District 5, 2009|
|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
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.
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Website
- Campaign Website
- Mecklenburg County
- Public Schools of North Carolina
- "CMS Board of Education," "Eric C. Davis," September 13, 2013
- "Mecklenburg County Board of Elections," "Mecklenburg County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed December 23, 2013, 2013
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Orange County," accessed September 5, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed September 5, 2013