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Your 2015 Candidates For CMS At-Large Board Seats

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board has some big decisions to make over the next year.  Who should be the next superintendent?  How should new boundaries for schools be drawn?  We put those questions and others to the nine candidates running for three at-large seats on the board.  

You can listen to them all below.  

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The Candidates

Angela Ambroise

Angela Ambroise is a realtor and president of the Villa Heights Neighborhood Association. 

Party affiliation: Democrat

Campaign site: Angela Ambroise for School Board

Your 2015 Candidates For CMS At-Large Board Seats

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Janeen Bryant

Janeen Bryant is the current regional director for Leadership for Educational Equity. She taught at CMS’s Briarwood Academy for three years.  

Political affiliation: Democrat

Campaign site: janeenbryant.com

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Larry Bumgarner

Larry Bumgarner is a retired business owner and West Charlotte graduate.  This is his fourth run for school board. 

Political affiliation: Unaffiliated

Campaign site: makelivesmatter.com

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Elyse Dashew

Elyse Dashew is a co-founder of MeckFUTURE and a co-leader of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School Friends. This is her second run for school board. 

Political affiliation: Democrat

Campaign site: elysedashew.com

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Ericka Ellis-Stewart

Ericka Ellis-Stewart is a current CMS at-large board member.  She’s the former director of Right Moves for Youth and of the Johnston YMCA. She now works for Mental Health America of the Central Carolinas.    

Political affiliation: Democrat

Campaign site: ericka4cmsboard.com

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Levester Flowers

Levester Flowers is a Bank of America retiree.  He founded the Save Our Schools Community Initiative and ran for city council in 2014. 

Political affiliation: Democrat

Campaign site: voteflowers2015.com

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Mary McCray

Mary McCray is the current chairwoman of the CMS school board.  She was a CMS teacher for many years and served as president of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Association of Educators.

Political affiliation: Democrat

Campaign site: on Facebook

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Jeremy Stephenson

Jeremy Stephenson is a labor and employment lawyer and does pro-bono work for the Council for Children’s Rights.   

Political affiliation: Republican

Campaign site: stephensonforschoolboard.com

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Amelia Stinson-Wesley

Amelia Stinson-Wesley is a pastor at Purcell United Methodist Church. She served two years on the school board representing southern Mecklenburg County.  

Political affiliation: Democrat

Campaign site: ameliastinsonwesley.com

Your 2015 Candidates For CMS At-Large Board Seats