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Michael David Brown
|Michael David Brown|
|Former candidate for|
|Board member, Chesapeake School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 6, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Old Dominion University|
Brown earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Old Dominion University in 1983. He has been a police officer with the Chesapeake Police Department since 1993. Brown and his wife, Patricia, have three children who have attended district schools.
Michael David Brown sought election to an at-large seat against incumbents Christie Craig, Harry A. Murphy and Michael J. Woods and six challengers in the general election on May 10, 2014. Board members Bonita Billingsley Harris and Ann R. Wiggins did not file for re-election by the March 4, 2014 deadline.
|Chesapeake Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Christie Craig Incumbent||12.3%||8,275|
|Nonpartisan||Colleen C. Leary||12.3%||8,261|
|Nonpartisan||Harry A. Murphy Incumbent||11.4%||7,698|
|Nonpartisan||Michael J. Woods Incumbent||11%||7,388|
|Nonpartisan||Louis J. Tayon, Jr.||10%||6,748|
|Nonpartisan||Brenda J. Johnson||10%||6,716|
|Nonpartisan||Les Smith, Jr.||9.7%||6,543|
|Nonpartisan||Kimberly S. Hobbs||8.2%||5,525|
|Nonpartisan||Michael David Brown||7.7%||5,188|
|Nonpartisan||Wilford A. Clark, Jr.||7.3%||4,892|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "Official Results - General and Special Elections - May 6, 2014," May 6, 2014|
Brown did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections ahead of the election.
Brown received the endorsement of the Chesapeake Democratic Committee on March 14, 2014.
Brown's campaign website explained his reasons for running in 2014:
I decided to become a candidate for the School Board because of the excellent education my children received from Indian River High School. I believe I have the ability to be an asset to each student attending our school system. I know the level of dedication and devotion faculty and staff place into getting our children ready for adulthood, college, trade schools, and of course employment. I believe this attitude is embraced throughout the school system. There is no shortage of teachers and faculty with the desire to deliver to our children the high quality education necessary to be competitive in today’s world. I want each school equipped with the tools and resources essential to affect high quality performance in both or teachers and each child; in order to achieve effective and efficient result. By accomplishing this goal, our school system will become the envy of other school systems across the region, state and nation.
—Michael David Brown's campaign website, (2014), 
About the district
- See also: Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia
Chesapeake underperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.4 percent of Chesapeake residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 34.7 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Chesapeake was $70,244 compared to $63,636 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Chesapeake was 8.3 percent compared to 11.1 percent for the entire state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Elect Michael David Brown, "Meet Michael David Brown," accessed April 16, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Reporting," accessed April 22, 2014
- The Virginian-Pilot, "Chesapeake Democrats announce endorsements," March 14, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- United States Census Bureau, "Chesapeake, Virginia," accessed February 11, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 1, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed February 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Chesapeake Public Schools Elections|
|Election date:||May 6, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Michael David Brown • Wilford A. Clark, Jr. • Christie Craig • Kimberly S. Hobbs • Brenda J. Johnson • Colleen C. Leary • Harry A. Murphy • Les Smith, Jr. • Louis J. Tayon, Jr. • Michael J. Woods|
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