There are eighteen candidates running for the Wake County School Board across nine districts. Five of the nine districts have multiple candidates. Four races have candidates running unopposed and of those four, three of the races are incumbents.
This packed race is arguably one of the most important ones for Wake county, which has over 157, 000 students and is currently the 17th largest school district in the country.
Who is running in your district?
Listed below are all the candidates in the district races they have entered. Incumbents are in bold text and political party affiliation follows the candidate name.
District 1: Don Agee (R), Mary Beth Ainsworth (R), Tom Benton (D), Sheila W. Ellis (D)
District 2: Peter Hochstaetter (R), Mark A. Ivey (R), Monika Johnson-Hostler (D)
District 3: Roxie Cash (R)
District 4: Heather Elliott (D), Keith Sutton (D)
District 5: Jim Martin (D)
District 6: Christine Kushner (D)
District 7: Zora S. Felton (D)
District 8: Gary Lewis (R) , Lindsay Mahaffey (D), Gil Pagan (R)
District 9: Bill Fletcher (R), Michael Tanbusch (R)