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Christine Mast

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Christine Mast
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Former candidate for
Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMarquette University
Campaign website
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Christine Mast ran for the District 1 seat on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board. She lost in a general election on November 5, 2013.


Mast was raised in Wisconsin. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University with a BS in Accounting. She received her CPA in 1995. Mast has two children in elementary school and is a volunteer in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. [1]


See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)



Mast ran for the District 1 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against incumbent Rhonda Lennon.


Mast lost the general election on November 5, 2013.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 1, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRhonda Lennon Incumbent 34.8% 5,117
     Nonpartisan Christine Mast 64.5% 9,492
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.7% 100
Total Votes 14,709
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Mast reported $1,503.94 in contributions and $1,270.95 in expenditures to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, which left her campaign with $216.89 on hand.[2]


Mast did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign as of yet.

What was at stake?

The district 1 seat was at stake as well as the financial security of the district. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools experienced budget difficulties in recent years and the board had recently developed a school bond plan to reopen and expand current schools after closing some in 2010.

About the district

See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the district for Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County has population of 969,031. [3]


The county outperforms with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (88.6%) 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 Mecklenburg County (40.4%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Mecklenburg County is $55,994 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.[3]

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