Debra Goldman has won elective office after a controversial term on the Wake County school board and a unsuccessful run for state auditor.
Goldman was elected Tuesday to the town commission of Ronda, in Wilkes County, on a write-in vote. Goldman said late Tuesday that she had not campaigned for the office in the town, where she moved after stepping down from the school board in February.
In a text message, Goldman said she knew she had support in Wilkes County because she had received more than 18,000 votes in the 2012 state auditor race in the county, compared to less than half that for eventual winner Beth Wood.
Also elected on a write-in vote, Kevin Reece, the founder of the Derie Cheek Reece Foundation, a nonprofit for which Goldman is executive director. Goldman received 59 write-in votes, while Reece was named on 60, according to Wilkes County elections director Kim Caudill.
“It’s an honor to be written in when you were not even running,” Goldman said.
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