I happen to think that Mrs. Rutledge is as (if not more) qualified to sit on the Board as anyone that's currently on it. However, her nomination does seem something of a mockery of the electoral process, does it not?
Isn't this the same lady who lost her seat on the board in 2004 by finishing fourth in a race where only the top three won seats?
It seems as though we should consider either doing away with voting for this seat or else only seat people who haven't been rejected by voters. Otherwise, the idea of voting for BOE members seems a bit like a sham.
You're right about this particular selection... It was like in 2002 when Barry Lawson resigned his commissioner seat. The Stokes GOP Executive Committee chose Leon Inman as his replacement even though Inman just lost in the Stokes GOP Primary for commissioner. It didn't make any sense to me.