Paul Bailey

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Paul Bailey
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Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 6
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Paul Bailey is the District 6 member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board. He first won election to the board on November 5, 2013.


See also:Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)



Bailey ran for the District 6 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against Bolyn McClung and Doug Wrona.


Bailey won the general election on November 5, 2013.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 6, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Bailey 59.7% 8,518
     Nonpartisan Bolyn McClung 26.7% 3,805
     Nonpartisan Doug Wrona 13% 1,856
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.6% 81
Total Votes 14,260
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Bailey reported $12,079.00 in contributions and $6,448.26 in expenditures to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $5,630.74 on hand.[1]


Bailey did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign as of yet.

What was at stake?

The District 6 seat was at stake as well as the financial security of the district. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools experienced budget difficulties in recent years and the board had recently developed a school bond plan to reopen and expand current schools after closing some in 2010.

About the district

See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the district for Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County is home to 969,031 residents.[2]


The county outperforms with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (88.6%) is higher than the state of North Carolina (84.1%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Mecklenburg County (40.4%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Mecklenburg County is $55,994 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Mecklenburg County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 60.1 71.9
Black or African American 31.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 5.1 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 12.5 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 60.8 38.0
2008 62.0 38.0
2004 51.6 48.0
2000 48.3 51.0

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