Michael Genovese

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Michael Genovese
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Former candidate for
Board member, Craven County School Board, District 4
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Last electionNovember 4, 2014
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Michael Genovese was a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Craven County school board in North Carolina. He was defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014.



See also: Craven County Schools elections (2014)


Michael Genovese faced Beatrice Smith for the District 4 seat in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Craven County Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBeatrice Smith Incumbent 52.4% 12,809
     Nonpartisan Michael Genovese 46.9% 11,467
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.7% 177
Total Votes 24,453
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "2014 General Election Results," accessed December 30, 2014

About the district

See also: Craven County Schools, North Carolina
Craven County Schools is located in Craven County, North Carolina
Craven County Schools is located in Craven County, North Carolina. Craven County is home to 104,489 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Craven County Schools was the 26th-largest school district in North Carolina and served 15,229 students.[2]


Craven 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 21.8 percent of Craven County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Craven County was $47,383 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Craven County was 16.3 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Craven County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 72.4 71.9
Black or African American 22.1 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.5
Asian 2.2 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 6.6 8.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 26,836 38.7
Republican 23,250 33.5
Libertarian 250 0.4
Unaffiliated 19,010 27.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census Bureau, "Craven County, North Carolina," accessed April 29, 2014
  2. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
  3. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed April 28, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. 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.