Letters to the Editor

Neal Hunt: Race not a factor in voting maps

Regarding the Dec. 17 news article “Federal judge hears voting map lawsuit”: As the prime sponsor of the legislation redrawing Wake County’s school district voting maps, I can tell you that “race” had zero impact on the location of these lines.

Adding two at-large districts was intended to correct the problem of children going to school in districts where they did not live. With the new voting maps, parents are much more likely to be able to vote for school board candidates who represent their children’s schools.

Neal Hunt

Raleigh

The writer, a Republican, is a former state senator who represented Wake County.

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