State Rep. Tricia Cotham still plans to run for state superintendent of public instruction if the incumbent, June Atkinson, doesn’t run. Until then, the Mecklenburg County Democrat is backing Atkinson.
Cotham sent a message out to fellow Democrats asking for unity behind Atkinson in response to a report that fellow state Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, has formed a campaign committee to run for the statewide post.
Glazier is a former school board member in Cumberland County. Cotham is an assistant principal in Mecklenburg County.
“I want you to know I will run for superintendent if June Atkinson decides not to run,” Cotham writes. “But, until then, she has my complete support.”