A retired Wake County principal became today the second person to apply for the district’s open school board seat.
Tom Benton of Zebulon said his 32 years in education would help the often divided Wake County school board. He’s seeking the District 1 seat vacated by Chris Malone that represents Wake Forest, Rolesville and most of eastern Wake.
“I’ve got some useful experience, and I consider myself a consensus builder ... this is a really good opportunity to step in and try to have an impact,” said Benton, 62. “I’m too young to stay at home and do nothing.”
Click here to view Benton's application.
The packet includes a joint letter from the mayors of all five towns in the district — Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest , Wendell and Zebulon — urging the school board to appoint Benton.
Benton also has a letter from former District 1 school board member Linda Johnson urging the board to appoint him to the position.