It looks like Ron Margiotta will remain the chairman of the Wake County school board meeting after today's vote.
But will Margiotta run unopposed or face opposition from a member of the minority faction?
Margiotta would appear to be safe because he's got the backing of the other four majority members. Vice chairwoman Debra Goldman, who some minority members hoped might defect, said Monday the board needs to retain its current leadership.
Margiotta was reelected by 5-4 vote. Debra Goldman was reelected vice chairwoman by a 5-4 vote.
Keith Sutton was nominated for both positions. To the annoyance of the minority faction, the majority had a roll call vote instead of a paper ballot vote. The paper ballots aren't secret. But paper ballots have traditionally been used.
After the vote, Margiotta praised the other board members while saying they're finally bringing family friendly policies to Wake. He said the th criticism they're getting comes "from people who remain in the past."
Throughout Margiotta's speech, the crowd would say no or boo anything that praised the majority.