Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Elections

Primary election date:
May 6, 2014
General election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
North Carolina
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Forsyth County, North Carolina ballot measures
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Nine seats on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education is up for general election on November 4, 2014. There was a primary election on May 6, 2014 that narrowed the field of candidates for three at-large seats, two seats in District 1 and four seats in District 2. Incumbent Elisabeth Motsinger (D) and District 1 member John M. Davenport, Jr. (R) are among six candidates to run in the at-large race. At-large incumbent Jeannie Metcalf (R) is running against six other candidates in District 2. The District 1 race was decided in the May 6, 2014 Democratic primary with incumbent Vic Johnson and challenger Deanna Taylor defeating newcomers Chenita Barber Johnson and Malishai Woodbury. Johnson and Taylor will appear on the general election ballot but there are no Republican candidates for District 1.

About the district

See also: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is located in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is located in Winston-Salem, the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina. Forsyth County is home to 361,220 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 53,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Forsyth County outperformed the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.6 percent of Forsyth 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 Forsyth County was $45,809 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Forsyth County was 17.6 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Forsyth County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 68.0 71.9
Black or African American 27.1 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 2.1 2.5
Two or More Races 2.0 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 12.4 8.7

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 53.0 45.8
2008 54.8 44.3
2004 45.5 54.1
2000 43.0 56.0

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board of Education consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. Three members are elected by the entire county, two members are elected to seats in District 1 and four members are elected to seats in District 2. There was a primary election on May 6, 2014 and the general election will be held on November 4, 2014. All nine seats on the board will be up for election in November 2018.

The filing deadline for board candidates in Forsyth County was February 28, 2014. Each candidate submitted a notice of candidacy and a $99 filing fee to the county elections board. Candidates are required to be registered members of a party for at least 90 days prior to filing for a party's primary election.[5]

Voters in Forsyth County were able to request absentee ballots for the primary election by April 29, 2014. The absentee ballot application deadline for the general election is October 28, 2014. The Forsyth County Board of Elections also hosts One-Stop Absentee voting for the primary election from April 24, 2014 to May 3, 2014. This initiative allows residents to vote early at locations throughout the county prior to the general election.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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Republican Party Robert Barr

  • Graduate, Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University
  • Staff pastor, Agape Faith Church

Republican Party John M. Davenport, Jr.

  • District 1 incumbent
  • Graduate, North Carolina State University
  • President, Davenport Transportation Consulting

Democratic Party Katherine Fansler

  • Former district teacher

Democratic Party German D. Garcia

  • Assistant teacher, Petree Elementary School
  • Veteran, U.S. Army

Republican Party Mark Johnson

  • Graduate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Lawyer

Democratic Party Elisabeth Motsinger

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, Winston-Salem State University
  • Physician assistant, Salem Center

Candidates defeated in the primary
Democratic Party Suzanne Carroll

  • Clinical nurse, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Democratic Party Donald Dunn

  • Graduate, Winston-Salem State University
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • President, North Carolina PTA

Democratic Party Chenita Barber Johnson

  • Graduate, Winston-Salem State University
  • Advertising consultant

Democratic Party Vic Johnson

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, Winston-Salem State University
  • Retired district administrator

Democratic Party Deanna Taylor

  • Graduate, North Carolina Central University
  • Teaching assistant, Forest Park Elementary School

Democratic Party Malishai Woodbury

Republican Party Lori Goins Clark

  • Graduate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Substitute teacher and part-time marketer

Republican Party Dana Caudill Jones

  • Graduate, High Point University
  • Owner, Caudill's Commercial Electric Company, Inc.

Democratic Party Laura Elliott

  • Graduate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Chaplain, The Children's House

Democratic Party Deanna Frazier Kaplan
Republican Party Jeannie Metcalf

  • At-large incumbent
  • Graduate, University of North Carolina

Republican Party David Bryant Singletary

  • District leader, Primerica Financial Services

Candidates defeated in the primary
Republican Party Irene May

  • At-large incumbent
  • Graduate, George Mason University
  • Homemaker

Election results

Primary election
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, At-Large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElisabeth Motsinger Incumbent 33% 11,233
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Fansler 22.2% 7,561
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerman D. Garcia 17.7% 6,038
     Democratic Suzanne Carroll 14.5% 4,918
     Democratic Donald Dunn 12.6% 4,278
Total Votes 34,028
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014


Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 1 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeanna Taylor 32.9% 3,167
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Johnson Incumbent 31.3% 3,012
     Democratic Malishai Woodbury 24.6% 2,365
     Democratic Chenita Barber Johnson 11.3% 1,088
Total Votes 9,632
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014


Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, District 2 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeannie Metcalf 26.1% 12,563
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLori Goins Clark 23.3% 11,213
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Caudill Jones 19.8% 9,532
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bryant Singletary 15.6% 7,505
     Republican Irene May 15.2% 7,308
Total Votes 48,121
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 13, 2014

Endorsements

The Winston-Salem Journal endorsed Elisabeth Motsinger, Katherine Fansler and German D. Garcia in the at-large primary. District 1 candidates Deanna Taylor and Vic Johnson received the paper's primary endorsement. Endorsement recipients in the District 2 primary include Jeannie Metcalf, Irene May, Lori Goins Clark and Dana Caudill Jones.[7]

Campaign finance

Candidates have received a total of $4,038.00 and spent a total of $792.00 as of April 29, 2014, according to the county elections office.[8]

In the at-large race, candidates have raised a total of $697.00 and spent a total of $396.00.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Robert Barr $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Suzanne Carroll $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
John M. Davenport, Jr. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Donald Dunn $200.00 $99.00 $101.00
Katherine Fansler $99.00 $99.00 $0.00
German D. Garcia $199.00 $99.00 $100.00
Mark Johnson $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Elisabeth Motsinger $199.00 $99.00 $100.00

In the District 1 race, candidates have raised a total of $2,099.00 and spent a total of $99.00.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Chenita Barber Johnson $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Vic Johnson $2,099.00 $99.00 $2,000.00
Deanna Taylor $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Malishai Woodbury $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

In the District 2 race, candidates have raised a total of $1,242.00 and spent a total of $297.00

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Lori Goins Clark $600.00 $0.00 $600.00
Dana Caudill Jones $299.00 $99.00 $200.00
Laura Elliott $99.00 $99.00 $0.00
Deanna Frazier Kaplan $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Irene May $100.00 $0.00 $100.00
Jeannie Metcalf $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
David Bryant Singletary $144.00 $99.00 $45.00

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools election in 2014:[6]

Deadline Event
February 28, 2014 Filing deadline for board candidates
April 11, 2014 Deadline for voter registration for the primary election
April 24, 2014 First day of One-Stop Absentee voting for primary election
April 29, 2014 Last day to request absentee ballot by mail
May 3, 2014 Last day of One-Stop Early Voting for primary election
May 6, 2014 Primary election day
October 10, 2014 Deadline for voter registration for the general election
October 23, 2014 First day for One-Stop Early Voting for general election
November 1, 2014 Last day for One-Stop Early Voting for general election
November 4, 2014 General election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The school board race shared the primary ballot with races for seats in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina House of Representatives and North Carolina State Senate. Forsyth County residents also selected candidates for county sheriff, county commission and circuit court judge.[5]

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