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Keith Sutton raises nearly $3,000 in Wake school board campaign

Wake County school board member Keith Sutton is running for re-election to the District 4 seat.
Wake County school board member Keith Sutton is running for re-election to the District 4 seat. Keith Sutton

Wake County school board member Keith Sutton has raised nearly $3,000 this year in what’s been a nearly uncontested re-election campaign for the District 4 seat.

Sutton reported raising $2,916.61 this election cycle and having $2,778.61 on hand as of Oct. 22, according to his latest campaign report. Heather Elliott has not mounted a campaign and filed paperwork saying she intended to raise and spend less than $1,000

Sutton’s biggest contributors are SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and his wife, Ann Goodnight, who is director of community relations at the business software giant. Both gave $750.

Franklin Freeman, a former N.C. Supreme Court associate justice, gave $400. School board member Kevin Hill gave $316.61.

Yevonne Brannon, chairwoman of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition and Public Schools First NC, gave $75. Her husband, William Clifford, also gave $75.

District 4 includes much of Southeast Raleigh and parts of Knightdale and Garner.

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