Wake County school board member Chris Malone is facing a new political attack over how winning a state House seat would result in the Democratic school board majority filling his vacancy.
In a newspaper ad running this week, Duane Cutlip is blaring the message "Malone to give school board seat to Democrat." Cutlip, who is competing against Malone for the Republican nomination for the state House 35 seat, says "you can have a conservative Republican in the House without giving up a School Board seat to get him!"
"I'm grateful to have Chris on the School board and fully support him finishing his term so we can keep a conservative voice there and pick up a conservative seat in the Legislature!" Cutlip says in the ad.
If Malone, Debra Goldman or John Tedesco win this November in their bid for higher office, they'd have to resign from the school board. The remaining school board members would fill any vacancies through the end of the terms in 2013.