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|Board of Education Member, District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||October 8, 2013|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University|
Felton has resided in Wake County since 1964. She has 25 years of experience teaching in Wake County. She is a parent of three children who graduated from Leesville High School and North Carolina Public Universities.
Felton defeated incumbent Deborah Prickett for the District 7 seat on October 8, 2013.
|Wake County Public School System General Election, 4-year term, District 7, 2013|
|Source: WNCN These results are unofficial|
Felton was endorsed by Wake NCAE, Doug Young (President of Young Group Insurance Agency), Wray Fleming (Retired Educator from Wake County Public Schools) and a district parent.
Felton raised a total of 19,840.02 in campaign contributions.
|Candidate||Contributions||Expenditures||Cash on hand|
What was at stake?
Four seats on the school board were at stake. Incumbents Tom Benton, Deborah Prickett and Bill Fletcher ran for re-election. The new school board will be the first members to experience changing term lengths, and will address the school bond issue.
About the DistrictThe county seat is located in Raleigh, which is also the state capital.
Wake County outperforms the rest of North Carolina based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Wake County was $65,289 compared to $46,291 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wake County was 10.1% compared to 16.1% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 91.9% of Wake County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 84.1% in North Carolina.
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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- Zora for School Board, "Endorsements," accessed October 2, 2013
- Wake County Board of Elections, "Wake County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Wake County Quick Facts, accessed August 4, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Votes by Tabulation Voting Districts, accessed August 4, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014