The Wake County school board connections in the state House 35 fight between Republican school board member Chris Malone and former Democratic school board member Lori Millberg are becoming even more noticeable.
Millberg announced today that Michael Evans, the Wake County school system's former chief communications officer, will be her campaign manager. While both sides haven't officially talked about the reason for the departure, Superintendent Tony Tata basically forced Evans out of his role as Wake's chief spokesman.
Millberg worked with Evans during her four years on the school board. Evans also worked with Malone during the first 19 months of his term on the board.
Here's the press release:
Millberg Names Campaign Manager for N.C. House Race
(June 21, 2012)-- Lori Millberg, candidate for N.C. House District 35 today announced the addition of Michael Evans as Campaign Manager.
Evans who has 28 years of public relations, marketing and communications management experience served as Chief Communications Officer for the Wake County Public School System from 2002 until 2011. Millberg worked with Evans during her tenure on the Wake County Board of Education.
"I am thrilled to have Michael join my campaign team," Millberg said. "His communications and organizational experience, and understanding of Wake County will be invaluable as I continue my work for the citizens of Wake County and House District 35."
In this role, Evans will work directly with Millberg and her campaign team organizing and managing the day-to-day operations of her race to the N.C. House of Representatives for District 35. The N.C. House District 35 is a new district that encompasses parts of Northern, Northeastern and Eastern Wake County. The District also includes the towns of Rolesville, Wake Forest, and parts of Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon.
A native North Carolinian who calls Wendell home, Millberg is a lawyer and former Assistant District Attorney who served on the Wake County Board of Education from 2005 to 2009. Active in numerous church-based, educational and civic organizations, Lori and her family are long time residents of Wake County. Since its inception in 1994, Lori has been the Business Administrator for the law firm of Millberg Gordon Stewart PLLC.
For more information on Lori and her campaign, please visit: www.millberg4house.com