Get ready for four weeks of heavy campaigning in the District 2 school board runoff.
As noted in today's article, Cathy Truitt expects to call for a runoff against John Tedesco. However reluctantly, folks who backed Horace Tart will likely turn to Truitt in hopes of staving off a complete sweep by the WSCA candidates.
"I'm hopeful that we can continue to talk with her about the need to continue to maintain diversity in our schools," said Calla Wright, president of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children. "That's our glimmer of hope."
But Wright and school board member Keith Sutton will readily admit that they wished Tart had come out ahead of Truitt to make it into the runoff. They're trying to flesh out what Truitt's opposition to the diversity policy but support for diversity will entail.
"With Tedesco, it's clear where he is," Sutton said. "With Truitt, I'm not sure where she is."
Truitt could become a kingmaker if she wins and becomes the swing vote on the board.
It seems that supporters of John Tedesco have less hesitation to back him in a runoff.
"We're going to celebrate tonight and starting tomorrow bring the full weight of the WSCA to support John in District 2," said Joe Ciulla of the Wake Schools Community Alliance as the results came in Tuesday.