Roger Craig Morrow
Morrow is a graduate of South Iredell High School. He earned an Associate's degree from Mitchell Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Business from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He currently owns an insurance company called Morrow Insurance & Associates. Morrow is a member of the South River Baptist Church and Fourth Creek Rotary Club. He is a former member of the West Iredell Ruritan Club. He is also on the board of directors of the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and is a former board member of the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department.
Morrow announced West Iredell High School football games for five years and also served as president of the booster club. From June 2011 to August 2012, he also broadcast a Saturday morning show on local radio station WSIC in which he recapped the county’s Friday night football games. He currently announces Statesville High basketball games for Country Legends 92.9, a local radio station. Morrow is married and has two children from a previous marriage.
Morrow was defeated in the 2014 election.
|Iredell-Statesville Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||John Rogers, Jr. Incumbent||24.2%||635|
|Nonpartisan||Roger Craig Morrow||24%||632|
|Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 UNOFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - IREDELL," accessed June 2, 2014|
Morrow reported $1,315.36 in contributions and $1,212.98 in expenditures to the Iredell County Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $102.38 on hand
Morrow did not received any official endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
Four seats on the Iredell-Statesvilles school board were at stake in the May 6, 2014 election. District 3 incumbent John Rogers, Jr. and District 7 incumbent Anna Bonham sought re-election to their respective seats.
Issues in the district
Potential new high school
Iredell-Statesvilles Schools is considering adding a sixth high school to the district. The potential new school would relieve overcrowding at Troutman and Mooresville schools, especially South Iredell High School (SIHS) and Lake Norman High School. School board members already voted in February 2014 to use open classrooms at the Career Academy & Technical School to ease overcrowding at SIHS. Any construction on the site would have to wait until Iredell County commissioners decide to put a bond referendum for school facilities on the ballot and it passes in a public vote. District leaders have said it would be considered in November 2014. The district acquired the property where the school would be located in July 2013.
About the districtIredell County, North Carolina. According to the United States Census Bureau, Iredell County is home to 279,641 residents. Iredell-Statesville Schools is the 17th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 21,336 students during the 2010-2011 school year.
Iredell 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 23.0% of Iredell 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 Iredell County was $50,058 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Iredell County was 13.5% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Board of Education," accessed March 12, 2014
- Preston Spencer, Statesville Record & Landmark, "I-SS board candidate Morrow to focus on cooperation," February 23, 2013
- Iredell County Board of Elections, "Campaign Finance Reports, 2014," accessed March 12, 2014
- Preston Spencer, Statesville Record & Landmark, "I-SS discusses potential new school," February 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Iredell County, North Carolina," accessed March 10, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed March 10, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed March 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Iredell-Statesville Schools Elections|
|Iredell County, North Carolina|
|Election date:||May 6, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 1: • Robert Clontz • Max James, Jr. • David Johnson District 7: • Anna Bonham • Kenneth Frady, Jr. • Dennis Moody • Patricia Stevens|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|