Wake County school board member Debra Goldman today dismissed as “politically motivated” recent accounts that she reported a 2010 break-in at her Cary home and implicated fellow school board member Chris Malone as a possible suspect.
According to a police investigative report, Malone said he and Goldman had a “very heated” physical relationship. Goldman told police she rebuffed his romantic advances.
Goldman is the Republican nominee for state auditor. “I am continuing my campaign for state auditor, and I am saddened that I have to even dignify these reports with a response. This is all I will say regarding this issue, and I consider the matter closed.”
Goldman also lashed out at The N&O for reporting the news.
“I am disappointed that The News & Observer would stoop to a new low in its coverage during an election year,” she said in a statement emailed to local media. “It is obvious that these stories are politically motivated, and the timing is designed to derail my campaign. It only serves to continue the newspaper’s history of attacks on me and my family.
--Keung Hui, staff writer