Wake County school board member Kevin Hill is touting how both of his 2007 school board opponents are now endorsing him in this year's runoff election.
In a press release today, Hill's campaign announces that it has been endorsed by Martha LaVance and Alfreda Wilson. The release particularly focuses on the endorsement from Wilson, calling her the "2007 Republican candidate" and saying it shows how Hill has "continued to pick up bi-partisan support."
"Kevin is the BEST person suited to represent District 3 on the Wake County Board of Education," Wilson says in Hill's press release. "I have been very pleased with his representation thus far and I believe that he will continue to conduct himself accordingly.
Kevin’s 35 years of experience is invaluable. The families of Wake County need leaders and representatives that take the time to fully analyze the impact their decisions have and will continue have on all families, not just a select group.”
Wilson is actually registered as unaffiliated and not Republican, changing her status after the campaign started in 2007. But the Wake County Republican Party had endorsed her in 2007 over her two Democratic opponents.
Wilson actually agreed with Hill and LaVance on a number of issues, including support for maintaining diversity in schools. Wilson wound up running an underfunded campaign that got less than 10 percent of the vote.
Also in the press release, Hill's campaign touts the endorsements from former District 3 school board members Roxie Cash and Tom Oxholm, who are called "both former Republican Board of Education members."
Cash is still a registered Republican but Oxholm is now registered unaffiliated.