Wake County school board candidate Christine Kushner is walking on a tight rope promoting her endorsement from the Wake County Democratic Party while also saying she's for leaving partisan politics behind.
"While I fully recognize and support the need to leave partisan politics out of school board decision-making, I will carry with me the values of fairness and opportunity that are represented by the Democratic Party,” Kushner said in a press release Wednesday on the endorsement. “All children deserve a high quality public education in Wake County. Making sure that happens is the job of the Wake School Board.”
Kushner made sure to also mention in her press release that her campaign manager, Anne Sherron, is a "lifelong Republican."
"Partisan politics has no place in Board policy making,” Sherron said in the press release. “Christine has the intelligence and thoughtfulness to lead the board back to putting students and teachers first.”
The press release also quotes Wake County Democratic Party Chairman Mack Paul as saying "Christine is experienced, she will be a consensus builder, and she will help bring true stability to the Board.”