District 2 school board candidate Carlene Lucas is talking about her controlled-choice policy and who she'd support if she wasn't running.
In an interview in this week's Garner Citizen, Lucas explains that her idea of controlled choice involves creating geographic zones. Parents would pick which schools they'd want to attend in that zone with a limited number of seats set aside for low-income students.
Lucas is also asked which candidate she'd vote for if she wasn't in the race. She says it's "probably Cathy [Truitt]."
"Because Cathy seems to be a very strong woman, and she has a strong background. I agree with some of the things she says about as diversity in our schools … that it doesn’t go away but that it should be improved," Lucas said in the interview.
This could become a factor if there's a runoff in the race. If Lucas doesn't finish in the top two and Truitt does, she could swing votes that way.
With five candidates on the District 2 ballot and four actively compaigning, a runoff is more likely than not.