Peggy Wilkins Chavis

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Peggy Wilkins Chavis
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Board member, Robeson County School Board, District 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 6, 2014
First electedMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMagnolia High School
Bachelor'sPembroke State University; East Carolina University
ProfessionBusiness owner; retired educator
Peggy Wilkins Chavis holds the District 3 seat on the Robeson County school board in North Carolina. She initially won election to the chamber in the general election on May 6, 2014.


Chavis graduated from Magnolia High School. She earned a B.A. in Education from Pembroke State University and a degree in Special Education from East Carolina University. She taught in Columbus County schools for six years and taught at Magnolia Elementary School in Robeson County for 12 years. While at Magnolia, she was named the school district’s Teacher of the Year. For more than 14 years, Chavis served as Robeson County’s homebound teacher, a program Chavis started in Robeson County in 1988. She also taught adult high school for Robeson Community College for eight years. After her retirement in 2002, she continued to teach for another eight years at Robeson County elementary schools. Chavis is now the owner of Chavis Insurance Agency in Saddletree, as well as the owner of Mary’s Cafe. She has also owned and managed J.R.’s Mobile Home Park for 27 years. Chavis served as the first vice chairwoman of the Robeson County Democratic Party, is a former member of the board of directors for the Robeson County Department of Social Services and served on the board of directors for the Robeson County Cooperative Extension Service. She has also been a co-captain for the Saddletree Community Watch and coordinator for the Saddletree community March of Dimes.[1]



See also: Robeson County Schools elections (2014)


Peggy Wilkins Chavis defeated incumbent Severeo Kerns and Brenda L. Locklear for the District 3 seat in the general election on May 6, 2014.


Robeson County Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Wilkins Chavis 57.5% 817
     Nonpartisan Severeo Kerns Incumbent 41.9% 595
     Nonpartisan Brenda L. Locklear 0.6% 8
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0% 0
Total Votes 1,420
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - ROBESON," accessed June 3, 2014


Chavis did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Robeson County Board of Elections.[2]


Chavis did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

About the district

See also: Robeson County Schools, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina. Robeson County is home to 134,841 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Robeson County Schools is the 13th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 23,933 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[4]


Robeson 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 12.9% of Robeson 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 Robeson County was $30,167 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Robeson County was 31.9% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Robeson County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 32.8 71.9
Black or African American 24.7 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 39.0 1.5
Asian 0.8 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 8.2 8.7

2013 Party Affiliation, Robeson County[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 52,857 71.1
Republican 8,654 11.6
Libertarian 133 0.2
No Party 12,648 17.0

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.[6]

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