Great piece from the News and Observer on our Democratic primary this month.
When one side must plead for money and the other must tax for it, conflict is inevitable. The pleaders are apt to feel disrespected and the taxers often feel the political pressures they face are not acknowledged. That conflict has come to an especially bad pass in this commissioners primary. Portman is a fine commissioner who wants to fix the process that Evans feels disrespects the school board’s judgment. Evans has the knowledge and background to improve that process on the commissioners’ side.
Evans would be an asset to the Wake commissioners, but Portman already is. Given that standoff, the nod must go to the incumbent.
—News and Observer, April 26, 2018