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Nancy Caggia
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Board of Education Member, District 9
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionOctober 8, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBoston College
Campaign website
Nancy Caggia ran for the District 9 seat on the Wake County school board in the election held on October 8, 2013.


Caggia graduated from Boston College in 1992 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Finance. She has been a treasurer at VPC Associates, Inc. since 1995. Caggia is a WCPSS Committee & Board Of Education’s Committee member, a Wake PTA Council Board member, a Wake County Public School System BAC/Board Advisory Council member and a volunteer at various local schools. She is also a Cary Chamber of Commerce Education Committee networking member and a Girl Scout troop leader. Caggia is married to husband, Vince, and has three daughters.[1]


Caggia was defeated by incumbent Bill Fletcher on October 8, 2013.

Wake County Public School System General Election, 4-year term, District 9, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBill Fletcher 51% 6,214
     Nonpartisan Nancy Caggia 49% 5,968
Total Votes 12,182
Source: WNCN These results are unofficial


Caggia was endorsed by the Wake County Republican Party, Cary Town Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and members of the Cary Town Council.[2]

Campaign finance

Caggia raised a total of 10,687.27 in campaign contributions.[3]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Nancy Caggia $10,687.27 $3,123.99 $7,563.28

Campaign themes

Caggia identified the following as her campaign themes:[4]

Academic growth for all kids

"We need to celebrate the student whose grades improve from 45 to 70%; but also to enable the average and top proficient learner to show growth from year to year to their potentials."

Innovative opportunities to have marketable graduates

"To increase student learning, we must expand opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Our school board must be leading the way with policies that use technology wisely, not blocking innovation with antiquated policy."

Nonpartisan Collaboration

"Most of the individuals on the Town Of Cary Council, including the Mayor, and Wake GOP endorsement shows the real record of being a local consensus builder and working together with people!"

Accountability to ensure money is well spent and based on proven methods

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Four seats on the school board were at stake. Incumbents Deborah Prickett, Tom Benton and Bill Fletcher ran for re-election. The new school board will be the first members to experience changing term lengths, and will address the school bond issue.

About the District

See also: Wake County Public School System, North Carolina
Wake County Public School System is located in Wake County, North Carolina
According to the 2010 Census Bureau, Wake County is home to 952,151 residents.[5]The county seat is located in Raleigh, which is also the state capital.


Wake County outperforms the rest of North Carolina based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Wake County was $65,289 compared to $46,291 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wake County was 10.1% compared to 16.1% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 91.9% of Wake County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 84.1% in North Carolina.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race District (%) State (%)
White 69.6 71.9
Black or African American 21.4 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 5.8 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 61.6 64.7

Party Affiliation[7]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democrat 267,262 54.94%
Republican 211,596 43.50%
Libertarian 6,171 1.27%
Misc. Write-In 1,398 .29%

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.[8]

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