Richard Hayes

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Richard Hayes
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Former candidate for
Board member, Lee County School Board, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 6, 2014
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Richard Hayes was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Lee County school board in North Carolina in the primary election on May 6, 2014.



See also: Lee County Schools elections (2014)


Richard Hayes challenged incumbent Mark Akinosho and fellow newcomers Ophelia Livingston and Shawn E. Williams for an at-large seat in the primary election on May 6, 2014.


Hayes was defeated 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


Hayes did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Lee County Board of Elections as of March 18, 2014.[1]


Hayes did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign, as of March 18, 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]


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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  1. Lee County Board of Elections, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed March 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.