former candidate for Congress
Ackerman is a persistant activist for flipping education in Watauga Couty. He's a regular at public comment time in front of the school board. He was really stirred up about the mask mandate. He's perhaps most infamous for the "scare tactics" he pulled on the school board back in February. He took the podium and said: "With great sadness and resolve I do stand before you tonight and inform you that you have left us with no other option but to serve each of you with letters of intent to file claims against your surety bonds.”
It was all nonsense, of course. Which Jay Fenwick exposed here.
When Ackerman ran against Virginia Foxx in the Republican primary in May, he hosted frequent Facebook Live events and often referred to the Watauga School Board as his number one cause in politics. Why he was running against Foxx was never very clear.
Jay Fenwick answered Ackerman's nine questions, and they, along with the original questions, are reproduced verbatim below, preceded by the intercepted cover letter that Fenwick sent to Ackerman:
I thank you for the opportunity to address these questions for you and others that may be interested. However, I have concerns about your plans for publication. You vaguely ask for answers to be short and concise in anticipation of publication restrictions. Yet most of these questions are quite politically charged which necessitates a fuller explanation. I think information for the electorate should be more expansive, not less. The electorate needs more depth of understanding to make these important decisions.
Respectfully, Jay Fenwick.
Member, Watauga Board of Education