|Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Michelle Brownstein Incumbent||33.3%||6,366|
|Nonpartisan||James Barrett Incumbent||30.4%||5,801|
|Source: Orange County, NC, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Elections," accessed December 16, 2013|
Davidson reported $1,423.46 in contributions and $967.54 in expenditures to the Orange County Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $465.92.
Orange Politics online forum
League of Women Voters forum
On September 25, 2013, the League of Women Voters held a forum for all candidates running for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education seats. The main topic discussed was the achievement gaps. A video of the forum is available here.
WCHL radio forum
On October 14, 2013, the local radio station, WCHL, held a forum for all candidates running for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education. The main topic discussed was budget constraints. The audio of the forum is available here.
Davidson identified the following campaign themes in an interview with a local news website:
The achievement gap
"My public involvement began with my election to the School Improvement Team at Frank Porter Graham Elementary three years ago. My No. 1 focus is to address the achievement gap that exists for fragile populations. The Dual Language program at the Frank Porter Graham Magnet School is a good first step. But we have two other significant populations who also require the same creative thinking in order to deliver culturally specific enrichment programs designed to help improve their academic achievement. I wish to do everything I can to help these students, while still working with the rest of the district to deliver the world-class education that Chapel Hill is known for."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
About the district
The county outperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (90.1%) is higher than the state of North Carolina (84.1%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Orange County (54.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Orange County is $56,055 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, North Carolina
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools elections (2013)
- Orange County Board of Elections, "Campaign Reporting," accessed December 23, 2013
- Indy Week, "Keep left: A mix of incumbents and newcomers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro," October 16, 2013
- Orange Politics: "OP Live Candidate Forum: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education," September 22, 2013
- Chapel Boro," "CHCCS candidates debate achievement gap," September 25, 2013
- Chapel Boro, "CHCCS school board hopefuls on looming budget problems," October 14, 2013
- Chapel Hill News: "Local elections draw wide field of candidates," accessed September 9, 2013
- 2010 Census: Quick Facts: "Orange County," accessed September 5, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed September 5, 2013