Supporters of the diversity policy may have found their candidate in the District 9 school board race in Cary.
According to the latest edition of the Independent, Lois Nixon has told the weekly that she'll announce her candidacy for the open District 9 seat. Nixon is past president of Environmental Educators of N.C. and former coordinator of the Keep America Beautiful program in Wake County.
According to the Indy, Nixon is also active on the education committee of WakeUP Wake County. That group has been a vocal supporter of the school system.
Ray Martin is the only other person to have announced his candidacy for the District 9 seat being vacated by Eleanor Goettee. Martin is a Chapel Hill teacher who unsuccessfully ran for the school board in 2001.
Wake Schools Community Alliance, which probably would not back Nixon, has not endorsed a candidate yet in District 9.
The filing period for candidates starts at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Included link to this week's Indy article.