Richard Alexander

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Richard Alexander
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Candidate for
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Richard Alexander was a 2012 Republican candidate for North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2012 elections. He finished second in the May 8th primary, winning a spot in the July 17th runoff election, but in that race fell to John Tedesco.



See also: North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Alexander ran for North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012. He faced Mark Crawford, Ray Martin, David Scholl and John Tedesco in the Republican primary on May 8. Since no candidate won more than 40 percent the top two vote-getters, Alexander and Tedesco, went head-to-head in a runoff on July 17,[1] which Tedesco won.[2] Incumbent June Atkinson, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Tedesco 28.3% 195,352
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Alexander 24.3% 167,354
Mark Crawford 21.8% 150,404
Ray Martin 13.2% 90,889
David Scholl 12.4% 85,145
Total Votes 689,144
Election Results via The North Carolina Board of Elections.

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