Catherine Redman Thomas

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Catherine Redman Thomas
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Board member, Burke County Schools, Western District seat
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Catherine Redman Thomas is a member of the Western District seat on the Burke County Schools Board of Education. She won re-election on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

See also: Burke County Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Thomas ran unopposed for the Western District seat on the Burke County Schools Board of Education.

Results

Burke County Schools, Western District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Redman Thomas 98.1% 3,561
     Nonpartisan Write-in 1.9% 69
Total Votes 3,630
Source: State of North Carolina Board of Elections, "November 5, 2013 Municipal Election Results," accessed December 16, 2013</ref>

Funding

Thomas reported no contributions or expenditures to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.[1]

Endorsements

Thomas did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

2009

On November 3, 2009, the Western Division seat on the Burke County Schools Board of Education was up for election. Candidate Catherine Redman Thomas defeated two challengers.

Burke County Schools Board of Education, Western District General Election, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Redman Thomas 85.4% 13,359
     Nonpartisan Linda Minich 8% 1,257
     Nonpartisan Justin Tate 6.5% 1,018
Total Votes 15,634
Source: North Carolina Elections, "Burke County Board of Elections," accessed November 1, 2013

What was at stake?

Three seats were at stake in the November election, including Central District, Eastern District, and Western District.

About the district

Location

Burke County Schools is located in Burke County, North Carolina
Burke County Schools is located in Morganton, North Carolina and is the district for Burke County. Burke County has population of 90,912.[2]

Demographics

The county underperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (75.9%) is lower 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 Burke County (15.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Burke County is $37,440 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Burke County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 86.7 71.9
Black or African American 6.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 3.6 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 39.3 59.8
2008 40.0 59.0
2004 61.4 38.3
2000 58.2 41.1

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