Letters to the Editor, April 21

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

School board vote important

The Herald­-Sun has done well to bring to light the lack of a run-off in the upcoming Durham School Board race.  This procedural change from previous elections could allow a candidate in a four-way race to obtain a seat with just 25 percent plus one of the votes cast.

Rather than focusing on the legal niceties of possible procedural errors in past school board elections, we think it is more important to look forward to the elections at hand.  In fact, former school board member Steve Martin has done the honorable thing by declaring the results in that race to be final and encouraging Durham citizens and the board to move forward.

Our concern and hope is that voters will understand how important it is that they vote in this school board election by May 6th.  Our school board is poised to change and we hope it will continue to strengthen.  The Durham People’s Alliance believes strongly in the power of the vote and we hope that voters will research the candidates as we have done and make good choices.  We invite anyone to read our PAC’s endorsements at www.durhampa.org and to encourage everyone you know to vote.

Early voting begins on April 24 and ends at 1 p.m. on May 3.  Election Day is May 6.  If you are not sure who to vote for, ask a teacher!

Ann Rebeck

Kendra Montgomery-Blinn

Co-Chairs PA Education Team