Friday, July 5, 2013

CMS lawyer eyes run for Congress

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools attorney George Battle III is eyeing a run for the 12th District seat in Congress if incumbent Mel Watt is confirmed as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Battle's exploratory committee has scheduled an announcement for next week  (his campaign web site even sports a second-by-second countdown). Battle said this week that his candidacy "would have no effect on my current job" as general counsel for CMS.

Battle,  a graduate of West Charlotte High and son of a former school board chairman,  has held the CMS job since 2010. The general counsel is one of two positions hired directly by the school board  (the other,  of course,  being superintendent).  So if Battle runs and wins,  the folks who prevail in the November school board race could have another task to tackle.


Anonymous said...

Another one leaves CMS is this a pattern? Certainly smells like one. Consistent turnover in the system is a negative and continues.

Anonymous said...

Let's see...a lawyer, involved with CMS gives us nothing but the worst of two worlds.
What has George Battle III ever done in real life to think he should be the replacement for this weirdly drawn district? Don't we have enough lawyers who have ruined our once great nation?