|Board of Education Member, District 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||October 8, 2013|
|Profession||Carquest Auto Parts|
Scruggs grew up in North Carolina. He currently works at Carquest Auto Parts while attending Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.
Scruggs was defeated by Monika Johnson-Hostler on October 8, 2013.
|Wake County Public School System General Election, 4-year term, District 2, 2013|
|Source: WNCN These results are unofficial|
Scruggs did not receive any endorsements for his campaign.
Scruggs raised a total of $7,660.80 in campaign contributions.
|Candidate||Contributions||Expenditures||Cash on hand|
Scruggs identified the following as his campaign themes:
Neighborhood-based school assignments
Quality education for all students
Redemption of the Wake County School Board’s reputation
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Four seats on the school board are at stake. Incumbents Tom Benton, Deborah Prickett and Bill Fletcher ran for re-election. The new school board will be the first members to experience changing term lengths, and will address the school bond issue.
About the DistrictThe county seat is located in Raleigh, which is also the state capital.
Wake County outperforms the rest of North Carolina based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Wake County was $65,289 compared to $46,291 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wake County was 10.1% compared to 16.1% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 91.9% of Wake County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 84.1% in North Carolina.
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- Matt Scruggs for School Board, "About Me," accessed October 2, 2013
- Wake County Board of Elections, "Wake County Campaign Finance Reports," accessed October 2, 2013
- Matt Scruggs for School Board, "Platform," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Wake County Quick Facts, accessed August 4, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Votes by Tabulation Voting Districts, accessed August 4, 2013