George Dunlap argued Tuesday that the Charlotte Observer was misinformed about the history of elections of county board chairmen, and argued that a policy approved by the board allowed any member receiving five votes to be elected chair.
Dunlap also argued that gender bias was not a factor in the recent election that saw Pat Cotham, the top vote-getter in the November election, lose to Trevor Fuller. There has been considerable community commentary about the commissioners’ decision; several Forum participants commented that they were tired of the debate and wanted commisioners to get on with meeting the county’s needs.
Dunlap distributed copies of two documents. One lists results of recent board chair elections. The other involves e-mails over the policy Dunlap referred to.
Both Cotham and Fuller were in the room during Dunlap’s presentation. Neither spoke.