I'm still waiting on the Wake County school system to officially announce who made the application deadline, but Linda Gunter says she filed today for the District 9 school board seat.
In this press release, Gunter says that she "has devoted her entire career to the advancement of North Carolina’s public school children." Gunter is a Democratic Party activist and a lobbyist for the N.C. Association of Educators who was a former state Senator and a Cary HIgh School teacher for 30 years.
“Education is my life and I have given everything I have to it as a teacher, a parent of two Wake County Public School graduates, a legislator, and in my professional life,” said Gunter in the press release. “I know what it is like to be a parent, and now grandparent, who wants the best education for my children. I also know what it is like to be a career teacher and to shoulder that awesome responsibility.”
The release says that Gunter is a "professional education advocate," pointing to her "most recent work to secure salary increases for educators, work with parents and educators to pass tougher discipline laws while providing alternative education to at-risk students, and her advocacy for students with special needs."
According to the press release, former District 9 school board member Eleanor Goettee is endorsing Gunter.
“I have given much consideration as to who would best serve our children and cannot imagine a more qualified and dedicated person than Linda Gunter," Goettee is quoted as saying in the press release.
Gunter is the immediate past president of the Democratic Women of Wake County. Gunter's slightly out of date bio on the Wake County Democratic Party website talks about how she's been active in the party since 1978.
(I'm off next week. I'll try, time permitting, to put up some posts for next week before I go.)