Michael J. Woods

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Michael J. Woods
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Board member, Chesapeake School Board, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
May 2018
Years in position 16
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 4, 2010
First electedMay 1998
Next generalMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Leo College
Associate'sTidwater Community College
Master'sUniversity of Dayton
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Michael J. Woods is an at-large member of the Chesapeake School Board in Virginia. He was first elected to the board in 1998. Murphy won re-election to one of five seats on the board against nine other candidates in the general election on May 6, 2014.

Biography

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.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Chesapeake Public Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

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.

Results

Chesapeake Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChristie Craig Incumbent 12.3% 8,275
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngColleen C. Leary 12.3% 8,261
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry A. Murphy Incumbent 11.4% 7,698
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael J. Woods Incumbent 11% 7,388
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLouis 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
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 116
Total Votes 67,350
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "Official Results - General and Special Elections - May 6, 2014," May 6, 2014

Funding

Woods did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections prior to the elections.[2]

Endorsements

Woods received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Chesapeake in March 2014.[3]

2010

Chesapeake Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, May 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames A. "Jay" Leftwich, Jr. 13.7% 11,673
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael J. Woods 12.7% 10,798
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry A. Murphy 12.7% 10,771
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChristie Craig 12.2% 10,383
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBonita 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
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 105
Total Votes 84,956
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 Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, a city in southeastern Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, Chesapeake is home to 228,417 residents.[4] Chesapeake Public Schools is the seventh-largest school district in Virginia, serving 39,468 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[5]

Demographics

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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Chesapeake (%) Virginia (%)
White 62.6 68.6
Black or African American 29.8 19.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.4
Asian 2.9 5.5
Two or More Races 3.0 2.9
Hispanic or Latino 4.4 7.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[6]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 49.8 48.8
2008 50.2 48.9
2004 42.3 57.1
2000 45.2 53.2

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.[7]

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