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Michael J. Woods
|Michael J. Woods|
|Board member, Chesapeake School Board, At-large|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 4, 2010|
|First elected||May 1998|
|Next general||May 6, 2014|
|Associate's||Tidwater Community College|
|Bachelor's||St. Leo College|
|Master's||University of Dayton|
Woods holds an associate degree from Tidewater Community College and B.A. from St. Leo College. He also earned a J.D. from the University of Dayton. Woods worked for 14 years as an officer with the Norfolk Police Department before opening his own legal practice. He has volunteered time with the Chesapeake Youth Committee and the Chesapeake Criminal Justice Board. Woods and his wife, Nancy, have three children.
Michael J. Woods sought re-election to an at-large seat against fellow incumbents Christie Craig and Harry A. Murphy and seven 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|
Woods did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections prior to the elections.
Woods received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Chesapeake in March 2014.
|Chesapeake Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, May 4, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||James A. "Jay" Leftwich, Jr.||13.7%||11,673|
|Nonpartisan||Michael J. Woods||12.7%||10,798|
|Nonpartisan||Harry A. Murphy||12.7%||10,771|
|Nonpartisan||Bonita Billingsley Harris||11.9%||10,101|
|Nonpartisan||Sheila G. Hill-Russ||11.3%||9,575|
|Nonpartisan||Colleen C. Leary||6.5%||5,525|
|Nonpartisan||Robert G. "Bob" Robinson||6.5%||5,507|
|Nonpartisan||Sam L. Boone, Jr.||5.5%||4,709|
|Nonpartisan||Victoria L. Proffitt||4.1%||3,495|
|Nonpartisan||Jack J. Bider||2.7%||2,314|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "May 4, 2010 City Elections Official Results," accessed March 12, 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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- Chesapeake Public Schools, "School Board," accessed March 12, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Reporting," accessed April 22, 2014
- The Virginian-Pilot, "Chesapeake Democrats announce endorsements," March 14, 2014
- 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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