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CMS elections | Background checks on school board races raise few concerns

The Observer checked civil, criminal and voting records of all school board candidates and found little to raise concern.

Queen Elizabeth Thompson, a District 4 candidate who used to work for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, filed racial discrimination suits against the district more than a decade ago. That situation is reported in an upcoming profile about her candidacy.

Richard McElrath, who is seeking re-election as the District 2 representative, acknowledges that he moved to his lake house in District 1 during a difficult family situation. Local and state election officials say his return to the home he owns in District 2 qualifies him to continue representing the district. Ann Doss Helms

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