|Former candidate for|
|Board member, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Profession||Business start-up investor|
|Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Michelle Brownstein Incumbent||33.3%||6,366|
|Nonpartisan||James Barrett Incumbent||30.4%||5,801|
|Source: Orange County, NC, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Elections," accessed December 16, 2013|
Tzoumas reported $3,410.98 in contributions and $1,910.98 in expenditures to the Orange County Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $1,500.00.
Tzoumas did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
Orange Politics online forum
League of Women Voters forum
On September 25, 2013, the League of Women Voters held a forum for all candidates running for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education seats. The main topic discussed was the achievement gaps. A video of the forum is available here.
WCHL radio forum
On October 14, 2013, the local radio station, WCHL, held a forum for all candidates running for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education. The main topic discussed was budget constraints. The audio of the forum is available here.
Tzoumas identified the following campaign themes in an interview with a local news website:Cite error: Invalid
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"I specifically hope to assist with the budgetary problems that are challenging our district. Without a sound budget, addressing issues ranging from supporting fragile populations to adding new schools will come with prohibitive restrictions. Having the perspective of first-generation American student from a multicultural family, I want the public school system to thrive while managing the needs of the ever-changing demographics."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
About the district
The county outperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (90.1%) 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 Orange County (54.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Orange County is $56,055 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, North Carolina
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools elections (2013)
- Chapel Hill News: "Local elections draw wide field of candidates," accessed September 9, 2013
- Orange County Board of Elections, "Campaign Reporting," accessed December 23, 2013
- Orange Politics: "OP Live Candidate Forum: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education," September 22, 2013
- Chapel Boro," "CHCCS candidates debate achievement gap," September 25, 2013
- Chapel Boro, "CHCCS school board hopefuls on looming budget problems," October 14, 2013
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Orange County," accessed September 5, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed September 5, 2013