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Betty Bracey Dixon
Betty Bracey Dixon.jpg
Candidate for
Board member, Newport News School Board, Central District
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 1, 2012
Next generalMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Newport News School Board
2008-2012
Education
Bachelor'sMeredith College
Personal
ProfessionRetired educator
Betty Bracey Dixon is a candidate for the Central district seat on the Newport News School Board in Virginia. She is seeking election against incumbent Jeff Stodghill in the general election on May 6, 2014. Dixon previously served on the board from 2008 to 2012.

Biography

Dixon earned a B.A. in History from Meredith College. She worked as a teacher with district schools for 35 years prior to her retirement.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Newport News Public Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

Betty Bracey Dixon is running for election to the Central district seat against Jeff Stodghill in the general election on May 6, 2014. Incumbent Pricillia E. Burnett will face challenger Douglas C. Brown for the North district seat. Challenger Rick E. Jones, Jr. is seeking election to the at-large seat against fellow newcomers Curtis D. Bethany III and Gary B. Hunter. At-large incumbent Debbie Johnston did not file for re-election by the March 4 deadline. Board chair Carlton S. Ashby is seeking re-election to the South district without opposition.

Funding

Dixon has reported $684.31 in contributions and $648.47 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, leaving her campaign with $35.84 on hand as of April 22, 2014.[2]

Endorsements

As of March 18, 2014, Dixon has not received any official endorsements for her campaign.

2012

Dixon lost her re-election bid against Shelly A. Simonds in the general election on May 1, 2012.

Newport News Public Schools, Central General Election, 4-year term, May 1, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngShelly A. Simonds 52.5% 1,657
     Nonpartisan Betty Bracey Dixon 47% 1,483
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 15
Total Votes 3,155
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "May 2012 City Election Official Results," accessed March 17, 2014

Campaign themes

2012

Dixon explained her campaign themes for 2012 in an interview with the Daily Press:

  • Provide a well-educated, skilled workforce for the future of our community. In addition to a strong knowledge and use of technology, we must make certain that our students are reading on grade level and taught the basic skills in grammar, spelling and math.
  • Promote vocational skills, artistic talents and communication skills for every student in order to promote post-graduate education. We must promote vocational skills and give students interested in this area the basic skill knowledge in order for them to attend post graduate technology and trade schools or apprenticeship programs. We want to educate our students to compete on the world stage.
  • Responsible use of budget and funding money. In these economic times, we must ensure that we are using our money as wisely as possible.

[3]

Daily Press, (2012), [1]

About the district

See also: Newport News Public Schools, Virginia
Newport News Public Schools is located in Newport News, Virginia
Newport News Public Schools is located in Newport News, a city in eastern Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, Newport News is home to 180,726 residents.[4] Newport News Public Schools is the ninth-largest school district in Virginia, serving 30,488 students during the 2010-11 school year.[5]

Demographics

Newport News underperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.9% of Newport News residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 34.7% for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Newport News was $50,744 compared to $63,636 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Newport News was 14.5% compared to 11.1% for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Newport News (%) Virginia (%)
White 49.0 68.6
Black or African American 40.7 19.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.4
Asian 2.7 5.5
Two or More Races 4.3 2.9
Hispanic or Latino 7.5 7.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[6]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 64.3 34.2
2008 63.9 35.2
2004 51.9 47.4
2000 51.5 46.7

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.[7]

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