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Election 2023: 14 CMS at-large candidates

Oct. 26. By Dave Vieser. While much attention is being focused on local town elections, voters will also have the opportunity to cast their ballots for school board members, as well as a school bond proposal.

School Board

Voters can select as many as three candidates running for the CMS School Board in a non-partisan race from a list of 14:

Annette Allbright
Peggy Capeheart
Claire Covington
Bill Fountain
Juanrique Pallamente Hall
Omar Harris
Shaimaye Haynes
Michael Johnson
Brian Kaster
Tigress Sydney Acute McDaniel
Liz Monterrey
Lenora Shipp
Monty Witherspoon
Clara Kennedy Witherspoon

To view the WFAE overview of all 14 candidates, click here.

School Bonds

The $2.5 billion bond referendum funds 30 high-priority projects focused on providing significant benefits for students and schools. These projects will improve educational environments, offer more academic options, alleviate overcrowding, and renovate and replace aging CMS facilities. Included in the bonds would be funds for a new Cornelius Elementary School.