Please use the feature below to view candidates on your ballot. All candidates were invited to submit a profile for the voter guide.

Brunswick County Board of Education (District 5)

Click a candidate icon to find more information about the candidate. To compare two candidates, click the "compare" button. To start over, click a candidate icon.

  • Gerald (Jerry) Benton

  • Candidate picture

    Joanne Levitan

Social Media

Biographical Information

What are your top 2 or 3 priorities for action on the Board of Education? (40 words max)

What policies, if any, are needed to ensure equal access to learning for undocumented students and other students who face possible discrimination from students, school personnel, or others? (30 words max)

Explain your position on allowing trained teachers to be armed in classrooms. (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Candidate response is not yet available.
Candidate response is not yet available.
Candidate response is not yet available.
Experience (35 words max) With a BA in Economics and an MBA in Information Systems, Joanne is in the unique position to pursue improvements in funding, monitor spending and bring our schools into the 21st century.
Improve the safety of our students

Improve the quality of education

Collaborate with local industries to train the workforce of the future
Embrace diversity and show interest in the cultural backgrounds of your students.

Create a feeling of welcome to allow trust building

Don’t use words or phrases like “illegals,” “here illegally,” or “alien.”
I am strongly opposed. Teachers should be armed with school supplies.