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Bill Fletcher raises more than $13,000 in Wake school board run

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher has raised more than $13,000 in his campaign to win the District 9 seat.
Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher has raised more than $13,000 in his campaign to win the District 9 seat. Bill Fletcher

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher has raised more than $13,000 in his bid to retain the District 9 seat.

Fletcher has raised $13,491.61 this election cycle and spent $13,256.88 as of Oct. 22, according to his latest campaign report. Michael Tanbusch filed paperwork saying he intended to raise and spend less than $1,000 in the District 9 contest.

Fletcher’s biggest contributors are Capitol Broadcasting CEO Jim Goodmon and his wife, Barbara Goodmon, who is president of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. Both gave $2,500. Jim Goodmon and Fletcher are cousins.

The next biggest contributor was the N.C. Realtors PAC, which gave $1,000.

Fletcher received $500 from the campaign of fellow school board member Christine Kushner, $316.61 from board member Kevin Hill and $250 from board member Jim Martin.

Some other contributors include State Rep. Gary Pendleton, former Wake Superintendent Bill McNeal, former school board members Patti Head and Tom Oxholm and William Clifford, who is the husband of Yevonne Brannon of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition. Fletcher also got a donation from Curt Stangler, who ran against him for school board in 2005.

District 9 includes much of Cary.

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