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Overview of Tuesday’s school board elections

On Tuesday, voters in four counties went to the polls to elect school board members for 16 seats.  Here is what happened in each.

Burke County

Number of seats: 3

Partisan? No

Winners: Buddy Armour (Central District), Sam Wilkinson (Eastern District), Seth P. Hunt, Jr. (Western District)

Hot Take: All three are incumbents, so no radical changes are forthcoming.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Number of seats: 4

Partisan? No

Winners: Amy Fowler, Mary Ann Wolf, Joal Hall Broun, James Barrett

Hot Take: Incumbents Broun and Barett won and voters elected two new members to a board not known for its intellectual diversity.

Cleveland County

Number of seats: 4

Partisan? Yes

Winners: Phillip Glover (Democrat), Coleman Hunt (Democrat), Dena Green (Democrat), Danny Lee Blanton (Republican)

Hot Take: Glover and Blanton are incumbents.  Hunt and Green are new to the board.  According to voter registration information, Democrats have a majority.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Number of seats: 5

Partisan? No

Winners: Rhonda Lennon (District 1), Thelma Byers-Bailey (District 2), Ruby M. Jones (District 3), Carol Sawyer (District 4), Margaret Marshall (District 5)

Hot Take: Here.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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