Wake County Schools

Margiotta announces school board bid

Posted June 21, 2011 5:52 p.m. EDT
Updated July 6, 2011 4:32 p.m. EDT

— Wake County's school board chairman officially announced Tuesday that he is seeking re-election for his District 8 seat this fall.

"Ron Margiotta remains committed to the families and children of Wake County and proudly announces his intention to seek a third term representing the citizens of Wake County on the Board of Education," his campaign said in a news release.

“Our school system has experienced great progress in the past two years, but we must keep the momentum,” Margiotta said in the release. “I am proud to have contributed to our many accomplishments, yet I know my work is far from over.”

Margiotta's seat is among the five of the school board's nine seats that are up for grabs in October's election. Margiotta is the only Republican member up for re-election.

Democratic members Carolyn Morrison and Dr. Anne McLaurin have announced that they won't seek election. Incumbents Keith Sutton and Kevin Hill have both said they will run.