Not that it was a surprise, but Wake County school board chairman Ron Margiotta officially announced today that he's running for re-election in District 8 this fall.
Margiotta has said for months that he'll run but today's press release eliminates any doubt. In the press release, Margiotta is described as a board member who "has demonstrated a dedication to families and students and wishes to continue reforming the system to best serve the citizens of Wake County."
“Our school system has experienced great progress in the past two years but we must keep the momentum,” states Margiotta in the press release. “I am proud to have contributed to our many accomplishments yet I know my work is far from over.”
A couple of familiar names are involved in the campaign. State Rep. Paul Stam, the House Majority Leader, is Margiotta's honorary campaign chairman. Allison Backhouse is Margiotta's media contact.