Betty Lou Ward did not endorse Scott Lassiter for Apex Town Council, actually | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Betty Lou Ward did not endorse Scott Lassiter for Apex Town Council, actually

Posted by on Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 7:27 PM

click to enlarge scott_lassiter.jpg
Happy Halloween!

The Apex Town Council race just got as interesting as the Apex Town Council race tends to get.

Five candidates are running for two seats on the five-member+Mayor Council, including incumbents Scott Lassiter and Bill Jensen. 

Lassiter, a lifelong Apex resident and Wake County Schools administrator, claimed the endorsement of highly regarded, long-serving Wake County Commissioner Betty Lou Ward in a mailer he sent out to constituents this week. But while Ward may have had some nice things to say to Lassiter in the past, those things didn't amount to an actual endorsement for reelection, as Lassiter has claimed.

Let's be clear:

"It is unfortunate that Mr. Lassiter misused a polite conservation (sic) about supporting public education, teachers, and principals as a means of implying my endorsement of his re-election campaign,” Commissioner Ward said. “Voters should disregard this political ad and instead use their own judgement in voting for their Apex Town Council representatives.”

Ward is a Democrat, and Lassiter is a Republican (as are all of his challengers, excepting Bill Jensen), but there may be some reasons not to vote for Lassiter that go beyond party affiliation. 

As Commissioner Ward advises, Apex voters would be best served to do their own research and to use their own judgement on Nov. 3. Remember folks, it can get weird out there!




Pin It

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

"Since late November, Henderson County in Western North Carolina has seen 20 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, and has …

by Liza Coutu on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

What part of illegal don't they understand. Congress is considering the DACAs plus all other illegal aliens in a bill …

by john1050 on Durham Church Offers Immigrant Sanctuary from Deportation (News)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

"Since late November, Henderson County in Western North Carolina has seen 20 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, and has …

by Liza Coutu on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

What part of illegal don't they understand. Congress is considering the DACAs plus all other illegal aliens in a bill …

by john1050 on Durham Church Offers Immigrant Sanctuary from Deportation (News)

From the WRAL story:
http://www.wral.com/former-wake-register-o…
"John Stephenson, the county's internal auditor, said an average of $1,100 to …

by Mojo on Indictments in Wake Register of Deeds Scandal Charge Laura Riddick with Embezzling $926,615 (News)

Hopefully Indyweek will remember all this the next time they endorse a Republican (over and over again).

by Robert Larson on Indictments in Wake Register of Deeds Scandal Charge Laura Riddick with Embezzling $926,615 (News)

Sessions has already strip mined the Civil Rights Division of the DoJ. Thankfully U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-New Jersey is …

by growlybear on Senator Cory Booker Asks for the Release of a Department of Justice Memo on Thomas Farr’s Involvement in a Voter-Intimidation Scheme (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation