A long-anticipated political contest got real this afternoon, when Donald A. Hughes filed for election to the Durham Public Schools board.
Hughes, 22, is opposing incumbent Omega Curtis Parker for the District 1 seat. Parker filed for re-election last week.
This is Hughes's second run for a Durham public office in less than a year. Last fall, he challenged Cora Cole-McFadden for the City Council's Ward 1 seat; within weeks of Cole-McFadden's re-election, rumors were out that Hughes would try for the school board.