You can officially add Patti Head to the list of incumbents who won't seek re-election this year.
Patti Head announced at Monday's board advisory council meeting that she was not going to seek a third term in order to spend more time with her family. She said today her decision wasn't motivated by the prospect of a tough campaign fight this year.
“There are going to be some tough issues,” Head said. “But I have never backed away from a fight. I would have been willing to run again if my family was committed to serving another four years.”
Head said she feels good about her eight years on the board.
"I feel like I've done the very best job I can," she said. "I feel like I've led with integrity. It's time for someone else to step in."
Head joins Eleanor Goettee and Lori Millberg in also not seeking another term. Only Horace Tart hasn't announced whether he intends to run again in October.
Head said she’s making her decision public now to give people enough time to decide if they want to run for the board. The filing period begins July 3.
Head said she’s encouraged some people to run for her District 7 seat, which covers northwest Raleigh, Morrisville and parts of Cary.
If not, the three PACs could split the opposition vote, making it easier for supporters of current board policies to win.