New Look for the County Board?

I’ve said before that we also need to monitor this year’s elections for the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, monitor who runs and who wins, and to those commissioners running for reelection this year (and those candidates who are challenging incumbents) to publicly support only those who are both non-hostile to the schools and support a fiscally-conservative school system.

The image “https://i0.wp.com/www.co.guilford.nc.us/images/commissioners/davis.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. The image “https://i1.wp.com/www.dom.com/about/education/strong/1998/images/KatieDorsett.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. One such change is about to take place as High Point area commissioner Bruce Davis has announced today that he will challenge Katie Dorsett for the 28th State Senate district, which runs through parts of south Greensboro, southern Guilford County and most of High Point.

Since both are democrats, the two would go head-to-head in the May primary.

Davis’ current term, however, doesn’t expire until 2010, so if he is successful, it is likely he would give up his Commissioner seat, thereby creating a vacancy.

Hence, this fits into the something-to-watch category.

“I have the utmost respect for Katie Dorsett, I have much respect for the work that she’s done,” Davis tells the News & Record today. “It’s more about me trying to bring about some change. New leadership is good.”

I’ve said here before that he and I differ politically on some issues. However, Mr. Davis WAS THE ONLY COMMISSIONER to directly respond to me to a small set of questions e-mailed to all of the Commissioners during the holidays in response to GCS chairman Alan Duncan’s latest example of passing the buck-playing the blame game.

Only one out of 11! That’s enough grist for a separate blog entry on its own.

Anyway, let’s keep an eye on this.

E.C. 🙂

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