The reception, hosted by Representative Paul “Skip” Stam of Apex, had about 120 attendees including many local elected officials.
Margiotta has served two four-year terms on the Wake County Board of Education.
“I appreciate the support of many Wake County citizens who have urged me to run for re-election,” said Margiotta. “It was gratifying to see the large number of engaged folks who attended my kick-off Thursday evening. I am proud of the accomplishments of our school board over the past 18 months. We have made great progress in giving parents a stronger voice in their children’s education. And, we have strengthened accountability for the school system’s budget, especially in this tough economic environment.”
Among those attending the event were State Representatives Marilyn Avila, Nelson Dollar and Tom Murry and event host, Paul Stam along with special guest NC House Speaker Pro-Tem Dale Folwell. County Commissioner Tony Gurley was present along with area mayors, Ronnie Williams of Garner, Frank Eagles of Rolesville, Dick Sears of Holly Springs and Keith Weatherly of Apex. Town Council members Mike Jones, Gene Schulze and Lance Olive from Apex and Linda Williams of Holly Springs and Charlie Adcock of Fuquay-Varina also were in attendance.
“Ron Margiotta has demonstrated strong leadership and a dedication to the families and children of Wake County. Our support of Ron is imperative to continue reforming the system to best serve the citizens of Wake County,” said Stam.