Wake County Democratic Party Chairman Mack Paul is accusing school board candidate Heather Losurdo of not caring about schools and being guided by her ambition in requesting a runoff against incumbent Kevin Hill.
In a message today to party members, Paul writes about how the $150,000 that could be spent on holding the runoff "represents more than $3,000 per vote that separated Kevin Hill from the outright majority that would have closed the door on the contentious school board conflicts of the last several years."
Paul says that $150,000 "could pay the salary of school employees and teachers who are now being threatened with layoffs due to budget cuts. It could mean the difference between a hard working janitor cleaning the classroom or a teacher having to pull double duty and cleaning after teaching all day."
"If Heather cared about our schools and our county she would cast aside her own ambition and help us find positive solutions for every child," Paul writes. "Unfortunately that will not be the case and so we must once again call upon you to help Kevin Hill in the weeks ahead of the November 8 runoff."
Paul has contended that he would not have backed a runoff election should Hill have finished in second to Losurdo. Whether you believe that in a case where the District 3 runoff will determine which side has the majority is a subject for debate.