Wake school board candidate Debra Goldman is not happy that she was unable to have her opening and closing statements read at Wednesday's forum.
Goldman said that she stayed away from the forum because she has "influenza like symptoms" and didn't want to risk infecting anyone. She had asked that a representative be allowed to read her statements along with those of the nine candidates who did attend the forum.
But Maryanne Olsen, voter services chairwoman of the League of Women Voters of Wake County, which ran the event, said it's always been their policy to only allow candidates speak at events.
Olsen said that if they had made an exception for Goldman then they'd have to ask where they'd draw the line at future forums when a candidate could not attend.
Olsen expressed sympathy for Goldman's condition.
Goldman's District 9 opponent, Lois Nixon, did attend the forum.
As for the forum itself, you're not alone in wondering about the audio quality on WPTF. Olsen said that the station had to send someone to a store to get a part to correct a problem.
Click here for today's story by Thomas Goldsmith about the forum.