North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller is joining local Democrats in crowing about the Wake County education election results on Tuesday.
“Wake County voters overwhelmingly approved investment in public education by expanding Democratic majorities on the Wake County Board of Education and passing the school construction bond last night,” Voller said in a press release. “In 2011, in a tough run-off, Democrats were able to wrestle control of the Wake County Board of Education from a Republican majority prone to short-sightedness and overreach.
“Wake is a bellwether county and last night was the first referendum on the fringe policies of Gov. McCrory and Republican legislative majorities, who have meddled in local government affairs and turned their backs on public education since coming into power. North Carolinians know we can do better and sent a clear signal last night that they’re ready to reclaim our state for our teachers, students and citizens.”