June Atkinson, Democrat

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: Sunset Maple Court, Raleigh 27612 (map)

Incumbent or challenger? Incumbent

Age: 63

Campaign website or blog: (link)

Occupation and employer: NC superintendent of public instruction

Previous electiveexperience (including election campaigns): NC superintendent of public instruction, 2005-present

Civic and volunteerexperience (including service on local government commissions and boards): Cities in Schools, Delta Kappa Gamma, Council for Chief State School Officers, former president of the National Business Education Association and National Association of Career Technical State Directors; former teacher assistant in Sunday school

Education (highest degreeattained and name of institution): Doctorate in education leadership and policy, NC State University

Where were you born? Bedford, Va.

When did you move to NorthCarolina? 1972

Endorsements: NC Association of Educators, NC AFL-CIO, NC Police Benevolent Association, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina and Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund, State Employees Association of North Carolina

Paid consultants workingon campaign: Undetermined (as of July 26)

Campaign manager: Phyllis West

Treasurer: Jenny Billings

Articles about this candidate:

Republican runoff sets up competitive council of state races (link)