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  • ConservativeVoter Jan 8, 11:20 a.m.

    They should let the voters select the replacement to fill out the term.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 8, 11:19 a.m.

    The replacement will be a Democrat. All other qualifications won't matter.

  • V-Vet 72-75 Jan 7, 10:50 a.m.

    All the seats should be open. Clean house and start over.

  • Nauti-dog Jan 7, 10:07 a.m.

    Hard to imagine a good intentioned, bipartisan type person throwing for that gig.

  • injameswetrust2003 Jan 4, 6:24 p.m.

    I'll bet the 'non-partisan' board that fired Mr. Tata will 'coincidentally' fill the seat with a liberal - and a lifer. Not hard to predict, just drink the old wake koolaid, that's the requirement.

  • westernwake1 Jan 4, 5:29 p.m.

    Now suddenly the headline changes and we are up to 8 applicants from 2 earlier, and information about Tom Benton and Wendy Ford is removed from the story.

  • cjw6105 Jan 4, 4:58 p.m.

    District 1 voters should feel good about having had no vote on any of the 9 school board members once a successor to Malone is chosen.

    The other 8 members, none of whom answered to District 1 voters at the ballot box, will choose the successor.

    Choice in Wake County? Perish the thought!

  • westernwake1 Jan 4, 4:36 p.m.

    Tom Benton, having worked as a Wake county administrator, probably has an edge for filling the seat over Wendy Ford (who very well may be qualified as well).

    I hope that we appoint a school board member who is focussed on what is best for the children, acts as an independent, and puts the destructive partisan politics aside.

  • taylor3297 Jan 4, 4:26 p.m.

    Benton was an excellent principal. He was the type that put the students needs first.
    Don't know anything else about the other person, except for what little was reported in the article.

  • gingerlynn Jan 4, 4:03 p.m.

    They must be gluttons for punishment. That is a thankless job.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 4, 4:01 p.m.

    I certainly hope we get better people. These two are not what we need on the school board. They are lifers of the system and we need people that do not just want to keep running the same failed ideas.

  • federalsales2 Jan 4, 3:50 p.m.

    Gone from Wake, but will go else where to make a mess again!!

  • computer trainer Jan 4, 3:48 p.m.

    Benton gets it.

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 4, 3:47 p.m.

    Welcome to the job Mr. Benton

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