With two weeks to go before the candidate filing period starts, we've got one person who is already well on her way to running for Wake County school board this fall.
Nancy Caggia has filed paperwork with the Wake County Board of Elections to start her own campaign committee for the District 9 school board seat. She's also created a campaign website.
"From the classroom to the state level, I am a school volunteer and advocate for 14 years," Caggia says on her website. "I have been 'in the room' and now want to be 'at the table' to focus on academics and the classroom. My goal is to focus on policy for academic GROWTH FOR ALL KIDS!"
Caggia calls it her "non-partisan campaign website." She is a registered Republican.
Caggia was one of six applicants who were interviewed by the school board in March to fill the vacancy caused by Debra Goldman's resignation. The board selected Bill Fletcher, who has not said if he'll run for the seat this fall.
As a result of the recently passed Senate Bill 325, the four seats on this fall's ballot would only be up for three-year terms. This fall's elections would be under the current lines.
Under the new lines going in effect in 2016, Caggia would be in the new Republican-leaning District 7. None of the current board members are in that district.
The filing period for school board seats opens on noon July 5. It runs until noon July 19. Caggia would have to officially file during that window.