Wil Neumann

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Wil Neumann
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Candidate for
Board member, Gaston Board of Education, Southpoint District
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives District 108
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1984)
Master'sPfeiffer University (1998)
ProfessionReal Estate
Wil Neumann is a candidate for the Southpoint District seat on the Gaston County Schools Board of Education in North Carolina. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Neumann was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 109 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

He was a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He represented District 108 from 2007-2011.


Neumann received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1984. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Pfeiffer University in 1998. He works in real estate. He and his wife, Heather, have two children, Erick and Asher.



See also: Gaston County Schools elections (2014)


Five seats on the Gaston Board of Education are up for general election on November 4, 2014. Dot Cherry, Nick Huffman, Rebecca Abernethy Schwindeman and Jerry J. Bostic are competing for an at-large seat. In the Southpoint District, at-large board member Chris Howell is facing Wil Neumann. Incumbent Mark A. Stephens is running against challengers Lee Dedmon and Daniel Ware in the Gastonia District. Incumbent Kevin Collier is unopposed in the Riverbend District. In the Dallas Township District, incumbent Kaye Gribble is running against newcomer Catherine Bailey Roberts.


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012
Neumann ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 109. He was defeated in the Republican primary runoff on July 17, 2012.[1][2][3]
North Carolina House of Representatives District 109 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDana Bumgardner (advanced to runoff) 35% 2,990
Green check mark transparent.pngWil Neumann (advanced to runoff) 23.7% 2,023
Tom Keigher 22.1% 1,885
Donnie Loftis 19.1% 1,633
Total Votes 8,531


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Neumann did not seek re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Neumann won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[4] $38,251 was raised for this campaign.[5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 108
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wil Neumann (R) 18,931
Marvin (Eddie) Wyatt (D) 12,848
Keith Calvelli (L) 1,045

Campaign donors


In 2008, Neumann collected $38,251 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
DOCTOR, DON $2,000

Committee assignments


  • Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

About the district

See also: Gaston County Schools, North Carolina
Gaston County Schools is located in Gaston County, North Carolina
Gaston County Schools is located in Gaston County, North Carolina. The county seat of Gaston County is Gastonia. Gaston County is home to 209,420 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[7] In the 2011-2012 school year, Gaston County Schools was the ninth-largest school district in North Carolina and served 31,696 students.[8]


Gaston County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.0 percent of Gaston County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Gaston County was $43,220 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Gaston County was 17.0 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2013[7]
Race Gaston County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 80.5 71.7
Black or African American 15.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.6
Asian 1.4 2.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 6.2 8.9

Gaston County Party Affiliation, 2014[9]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 50,815 38.2
Democratic 46,998 35.4
Libertarian 428 0.3
Unaffiliated 34,570 26.0

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.[10]

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