Cary, N.C. — Seven people have put their name in the running for the Wake County Board of Education seat left vacant by former member Debra Goldman.
Among them is Bill Fletcher, who spent more than a decade on the school board before an unsuccessful bid for state school superintendent in 2004.
Linda Gunter, a lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of Educators, is also on the list.
Other names include Nancy Caggia, Lois Nixon, Anna Johnson, Jim Pomeranz and William Ingerslew.
The school board will interview the candidates Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. and then decide who will fill Goldman's seat until her term expires in November.
Goldman, who represented District 9 in western Wake County, resigned Feb. 3 to serve as executive director for a nonprofit group.
Her resignation was the second in the past several months.
Thomas Benton, of Zebulon, was named earlier this month to fill Chris Malone's District 1 seat.
Malone left in December for the state House of Representatives.