The Wake County Republican Party announced today that Tony Tata will be the keynote speaker at their convention on March 26.
Tata is still popular with many Republicans, as evidenced by being called "beloved to us as former Wake County School Superintendent" in today's issue of the Elephant Express. Tata, who some have speculated might seek elected office, is staying in the public eye as state Transportation Secretary.
"On Tuesday, we will have a fine convention; an inspiring keynote speech from General Tony Tata, a great public servant who has a great future ahead of him in our state," said outgoing Wake GOP Chairwoman Susan Bryant in the Elephant Express.
Tata will speak at 7 p.m. at the Kerr Scott Building. Ironically, that's the same time the Wake County school system will be holding a community forum to get feedback for its superintendent search.