Cathy Truitt is taking on her District 2 school board opponents and school board member Ron Margiotta in her new newspaper ad.
In an ad that ran Tuesday in weekly newspapers in Fuquay-Varina and Garner, Truitt stresses her experience as a retired Johnston County educator. She also calls herself an "independent voice" as she blasts incumbent Horace Tart, challenger John Tedesco, western Wake and even Margiotta.
"If you want the status quo then vote for Horace Tart," Truitt said in the ad. "If you want a political pawn of Ron Margiotta and Western Wake County vote for John Tedesco. If you want an independent voice who will stand up and fight for better schools for Garner and Fuquay, then I ask for your support and vote.”
While you guys may dispute it, there is a perception that the Wake Schools Community Alliance and Margiotta, who isn't on the ballot this year, only represent the voice of western Wake. That message could work with voters who are concerned about what happens in District 2.
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Truitt has raised $10,670 so far. She's hired Brad Crone, a Democratic political strategist who has worked in the past both for and against Wake school bond referendums.
Crone said Truitt will be running a series of newspaper ads during the rest of this month.