by Sam Hieb
Two incumbent Guilford County Board of Education incumbents —Paul Daniels and Sandra Alexander — finished second in their respective, primaries, meaning they’ll be running from behind in the November general election.
Alexander lost by 41 to 38 percent, while Daniels’ margin was much larger —53-33 percent. Daniels told the N&R “no one indicated they were unhappy with my representation,” so he will “sit back and digest the results and see where we need to go from here.”
Daniels is the most conservative member of the GCS board, and recently made news when he expressed his support for Amendment One from the dais during a recent board meeting, prompting fellow board members Kris Cooke and Jeff Belton to walk out.
Hard to say if that made a difference. For what it’s worth at this point, the Rhino wrote up the controversy, reminding us that during a February meeting board member Amos Quick recently addressed the Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie and no one walked out.
However, note also —-according to the Rhino — Quick stated at the April 26 meeting that he didn’t “necessarily disagree with the position [Daniels] was advocating.”