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Matt Ledford
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Former candidate for
Board member, Wilkes County School Board, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Matt Ledford was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Wilkes County school board in North Carolina. He was defeated in the general election on May 6, 2014.



See also: Wilkes County Schools elections (2014)


Matt Ledford challenged incumbents Sharron N. Huffman and Randall Holbrook as well as Larry Pendry for an at-large seat in the general election on May 6, 2014.


Ledford was defeated by incumbents Sharron N. Huffman and Randall Holbrook.

Wilkes County Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRandall Holbrook Incumbent 29.3% 3,905
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSharron N. Huffman Incumbent 29.2% 3,899
     Nonpartisan Larry Pendry 22% 2,931
     Nonpartisan Matt Ledford 19% 2,539
     Nonpartisan Maria Barringer (Write-In) 0.5% 67
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0% 0
Total Votes 13,341
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - WILKES," accessed June 3, 2014


Ledford did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.[1]


Ledford did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

About the district

See also: Wilkes County Schools, North Carolina
Wilkes County Schools is located in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Wilkes County Schools is located in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Wilkes County is home to 69,208 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Wilkes County Schools is the 36th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 10,374 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[3]


Wilkes 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 12.1% of Wilkes 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 Wilkes County was $32,009 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wilkes County was 22.4% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Wilkes County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 93.6 71.9
Black or African American 4.4 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 1.5
Asian 0.4 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 0.2 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.7

2013 Party Affiliation[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 21,321 51.3
Democratic 11,137 26.8
Libertarian 96 0.2
No Party 8,988 21.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. 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.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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