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Edward Donaldson
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Former candidate for
Board member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, District 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
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Edward Donaldson ran for the District 5 seat on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board. He lost in a general election on November 5, 2013.


See also: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elections (2013)



Donaldson ran for the District 5 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against incumbent Eric Davis.


Donaldson lost the general election on November 5, 2013.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools General Election, District 5, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Davis Incumbent 82.9% 21,098
     Nonpartisan Edward Donaldson 16.8% 4,269
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.3% 68
Total Votes 25,435
Source: Mecklenburg County, "Election Results," accessed December 14, 2013


Donaldson reported no contributions or expenditures to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.[1]


Donaldson did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

What was at stake?

The District 5 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.[2]


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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Mecklenburg County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 60.1 71.9
Black or African American 31.8 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 5.1 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 12.5 8.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 60.8 38.0
2008 62.0 38.0
2004 51.6 48.0
2000 48.3 51.0

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