GREENSBORO, N.C. – Educators who are members of the Guilford County Association of Educators (GCAE), an affiliate of the North Carolina Association of Educators, have endorsed eight pro-public education candidates for the Board of Education and County Commission, two of whom are incumbents. At the state level, the organization endorsed another eight candidates, five of whom are incumbents, for seats in the North Carolina Senate and House. They are as follows:
“After a thorough round of interviews and review of the candidates’ written questionnaires, the Guilford County Association of Educators’ recommendations for public office reflect our belief that it’s not enough for elected officials to say they support public schools, they must take action supporting public schools,” said Todd Warren, president of the Guilford County Association of Educators. “From the Board of Commissioners to the North Carolina Legislature, every one of the candidates we endorse has taken meaningful action to ensure our public schools are adequately funded and staffed. The crisis of COVID-19 has laid bare racial inequities that are all too often reinforced by underfunding of public schools. For the sake of our students and staff, it is vital that we call out the bad actors and work to elect people that truly represent us and our students.”
NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees and represents active, retired, and student members. A full listing of all NCAE endorsements is available at ncaevotes2020.org.
Candidate endorsements are intended as a resource for our members as they prepare to go to the polls.