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Sam Wilkinson

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Sam Wilkinson
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Board member, Burke County Schools, Eastern District seat
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Sam Wilkinson is a member of the Eastern district seat on the Burke County Schools Board of Education up for general election on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

See also: Burke County Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Wilkinson ran unopposed for the Eastern District seat on the Burke County Schools Board of Education.

Results

Burke County Schools, Eastern District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSam Wilkinson 97.6% 3,639
     Nonpartisan Write-in 2.4% 91
Total Votes 3,730
Source: State of North Carolina Board of Elections, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Election Results," accessed December 16, 2013</ref>


Funding

Wilkinson reported no contributions or expenditures to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.[1]

Endorsements

Wilkinson did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

2009

On November 3, 2009, the Eastern Division seat on the Burke County Schools Board of Education was up for election. Candidate Buddy Armour defeated one challenger.

Burke County Schools Board of Education, Eastern District General Election, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSam Wilkinson 90.4% 14,273
     Nonpartisan Dianne B. Mobley 9.6% 1,523
Total Votes 15,796
Source: North Carolina Elections, "Burke County Board of Elections," Accessed November 1, 2013

What was at stake?

Three seats were at stake in the November election, including Central District, Eastern District, and Western District.

About the district

Location

Burke County Schools is located in Burke County, North Carolina
Burke County Schools is located in Morganton, North Carolina and is the district for Burke County. Burke County has population of 90,912.[2]

Demographics

The county underperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (75.9%) is lower 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 Burke County (15.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Burke County is $37,440 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Burke County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 86.7 71.9
Black or African American 6.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 3.6 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 39.3 59.8
2008 40.0 59.0
2004 61.4 38.3
2000 58.2 41.1

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