Will Dunn

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Will Dunn
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Board member, Barrow County Board of Education, District 4
In office
2010 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionJuly 22, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionGovernment contractor
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Will Dunn was a Republican District 4 representative on the Barrow County Board of Education in Georgia. He was first elected to the board in 2010. Dunn advanced from the primary election on May 20, 2014, but lost a runoff election against Michael Shelley on July 22, 2014.


Dunn currently works as a self-employed contractor for government agencies.[1]



See also: Barrow County School System elections (2014)


Will Dunn faced Rhonda Black and Michael Shelley in the primary election on May 20, 2014. He lost to Shelley in a runoff election on July 22, 2014.


Primary runoff
Barrow County School System, District 4 Republican Primary Runoff, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Shelley 65.2% 375
     Republican Will Dunn Incumbent 34.8% 200
Total Votes 575
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," September 9, 2014
Primary election
Barrow County School System, District 4 Republican Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWill Dunn Incumbent 40.9% 244
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Shelley 33.8% 202
     Republican Rhonda Black 25.3% 151
Total Votes 597
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014


Dunn did not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.


Dunn did not received any endorsements in this election.

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Dunn advocated for reducing the size of the school board from nine members to six members. He wanted school board districts to match with the six districts on the Barrow County Commission.[2]

About the district

See also: Barrow County School System, Georgia
Barrow County School System is located in Barrow County, Georgia
Barrow County School System is located in Barrow County, Georgia. The county seat of Barrow County is Winder, Georgia. Barrow County was home to 71,453 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Barrow County School System was the 28th-largest school district in Georgia, serving 12,885 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[4]


Barrow County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.6 percent of Barrow County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Barrow County was $51,202 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Barrow County was 13.6 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Barrow County (%) Georgia (%)
White 82.4 62.8
Black or African American 11.5 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 3.5 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.4 9.2

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]

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