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Teachers union backs incumbents in Council of State races

North Carolina Association of Educators, a teachers union, has announced its support of six candidates in N.C. Council of State races in the upcoming election.

A release by NCAE announced that four Democrats and two Republicans won the union's support, but everyone selected is an incumbent.

"At the end of the process, we determined the current Council of State is doing a good job or North Carolina and deserves re-election," said Rodney Ellis, NCAE president.

Recommendations are based on support for public education, job performance and candidate viability, the group said. 

Below are the other Council of State hopefuls who won the union's union backing:

State Auditor, Beth Wood, Democrat

Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry, Republican

State Treasurer, Janet Cowell, Democrat

Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall, Democrat

Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler, Republican

Commissioner of Insurance, Wayne Goodwin, Democrat

NCAE previously announced its support of June Atkinson's campaign to be re-elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


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Right-to-work has nothing to whether someone can strike or not.

What part of Right to Work

What part of Right to Work don't you understand?  Go home to the union-belt and let someone deserving have your NC job!

Teachers' Union??

If NCAE was a true union we'd be on strike now!! The good folks in Chicago have a union. More power to them.

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