The Wake County Republican Party is looking for candidates to run for the Wake County school board this year.
In the Elephant Express on Wednesday, Wake GOP Chairwoman Susan Bryant writes that "now it’s 2013, and we begin another election year…a critical election year for municipal elections and school board elections. And we know how important they are."
Later in the newsletter, Bryant writes that "we need anyone interested in running for any 2013 office to get in touch with our recruitment committee." She tells interested people to email Chairman@wakegop.org,
The Wake GOP will need to find at least one school board candidate this year for the District 1 seat that Chris Malone resigned from when he won a seat in the state House.
But it's not clear whether the three remaining GOP school board members will run for re-election. For instance, John Tedesco has indicated he might not run again due to family and financial reasons.
Neither Debra Goldman or Deborah Prickett has said yet if they'll run for a new term. In Goldman's case, will Republicans still back her after her split on issues such as the zone plan?
Democrats will still retain the majority no matter what happens this year because none of their seats are on this fall's ballot. But, barring a change to at-large elections in 2015 that would open up seats such as Districts 4, 5 and 6, critics of the board majority would need to win at least two and probably three seats this year to have a chance two years from now.