|Board member, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 6, 2014|
|First elected||November 2006|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Winston-Salem State University|
Motsinger was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina. Motsinger defeated Bruce G. Peller in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. Motsinger was defeated by Republican incumbent Virginia Foxx on November 6, 2012.
Motsinger completed her undergraduate degree from Winston-Salem State University. She is currently completing a graduate program in bioethics from Wake Forest University. Motsinger is a physician assistant at Salem Center in Winston-Salem. She and her husband, John, have three kids currently attending district schools.
Elisabeth Motsinger advanced from the May 6, 2014 Democratic primary against Katherine Fansler, German D. Garcia, Donald Dunn and Suzanne Carroll. Motsinger, Fansler and Garcia will face Republican candidates Mark Johnson, John M. Davenport, Jr. and Robert Barr in the November 4, 2014 general election.
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, At-Large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Democratic||Elisabeth Motsinger Incumbent||33%||11,177|
|Democratic||German D. Garcia||17.8%||6,011|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, " 05/06/2014 UNOFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - FORSYTH," May 6, 2014 These results are unofficial.|
Motsinger has reported $199.00 in contributions and $99.00 in expenditures to the Forsyth County Board of Elections, leaving her campaign with $100.00 on hand as of April 30, 2014.
Motsinger received the endorsement of the Winston-Salem Journal for the May 6, 2014 primary.
Motsinger ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 5th District. Motsinger won the nomination on the Democratic ticket after defeating Bruce G. Peller in the primary.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Virginia Foxx Incumbent||57.5%||200,945|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|North Carolina's 5th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Bruce G. Peller||30.3%||16,716|
|United States House of Representatives, 2012 - Elisabeth Motsinger Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$972,460|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$721,824|
|Top contributors to Elisabeth Motsinger's campaign committee|
|Pointer Electric Supply||$1,650|
|Senior Care PA||$1,100|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Materials & Equipment||$1,650|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$1,250|
|Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||Lori Goins Clark||16.1%||32,922|
|Nonpartisan||Nancy P. Sherill||9.8%||20,056|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Results," November 19, 2010|
About the districtWinston-Salem, the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina. According to the United States Census Bureau, Forsyth County is home to 361,220 residents. Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 53,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Forsyth County outperformed the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.6 percent of Forsyth County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Forsyth County was $45,809 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Forsyth County was 17.6 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Elisabeth + Motsinger + Winston + Salem + Forsyth + County + Schools"
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- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools elections (2014)
- Ashe Mountain Times, "Second Democrat confirms run for US 5th District" Accessed February 27, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results" Accessed May 9, 2012.
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
- Facebook, "Elisabeth Motsinger for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board," accessed April 30, 2014
- Forsyth County Board of Elections, "Local Campaign Report: Board of Education," accessed April 29, 2014
- Winston-Salem Journal, "Editorial: 2014 endorsements in school board primaries," April 22, 2014
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"
- Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Forsyth County, North Carolina," accessed April 29, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 29, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed April 29, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Elections|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Robert Barr • John M. Davenport, Jr. • Katherine Fansler • German D. Garcia • Mark Johnson • Elisabeth Motsinger|
Candidates defeated in the primary: • Suzanne Carroll • Donald Dunn • Chenita Barber Johnson • Malishai Woodbury • Irene May
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|