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Ophelia Livingston

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Ophelia Livingston
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Board member, Lee County School Board, At-large
Incumbent
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalN/A
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
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Ophelia Livingston is an at-large incumbent on the Lee County school board in North Carolina. She won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Livingston owns Triple J Printing in Sanford, North Carolina. She is a former trustee of Central Carolina Community College and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority’s Sandhills Chapter.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Lee County Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

Ophelia Livingston challenged incumbent Mark Akinosho and fellow newcomers Richard Hayes and Shawn E. Williams for an at-large seat in the primary election on May 6, 2014. She faced Sandra Bowen, Christine Curkendall, David L. Schau, Mark Akinosho and Shawn E. Williams in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Results

General election
Lee County Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Bowen 19.2% 8,256
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Akinosho 17.1% 7,345
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngOphelia Livingston 16.2% 6,935
     Republican Phillip Helms 16.1% 6,917
     Democratic Shawn E. Williams 15.8% 6,762
     Republican David L. Schau 15.6% 6,713
Total Votes 42,928
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "2014 General Election Results," accessed December 30, 2014
Primary election

Livingston advanced in the Democratic primary election on May 6, 2014.

Lee County Schools, At-Large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngOphelia Livingston 25.2% 1,900
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Akinosho Incumbent 25.2% 1,898
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShawn E. Williams 24.8% 1,874
     Democratic Richard Hayes 24.8% 1,871
Total Votes 7,543
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - LEE," accessed June 3, 2014

About the district

See also: Lee County Schools, North Carolina
Lee County Schools is located in Lee County, North Carolina
Lee County Schools is located in Lee County, North Carolina. Lee County is home to 59,715 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Lee County Schools is the 37th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 9,834 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[3]

Demographics

Lee 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 20.0% of Lee County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.8% for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Lee County was $45,284 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Lee County was 17.4% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Lee County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 75.4 71.9
Black or African American 20.3 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.5
Asian 1.0 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 19.4 8.7

2013 Party Affiliation, Lee County [4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 15,983 46.6
Republican 9,911 28.9
Libertarian 100 0.3
No Party 8,337 24.3

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.[5][6]

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References

  1. Will Doran, The Sanford Herald, "Latest school board hopefuls not new to education scene," February 18, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "Lee County, North Carolina," accessed March 17, 2014
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
  4. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed March 17, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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.