Just got off the phone with former NC Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr. He says he will likely file his papers for his campaign by the end of the week or early next week. He said he's overwhelmed by the attention he's gotten just today after word spread.
Orr told me public education will be his number one priority. In particular, he's concerned that teachers are having to play a social worker/law enforcement role in the classroom and can't simply teach and that's having an impact on all other areas of education.
To no one's surprise he also wants to change how the state lures in companies to provide jobs. He's against the state giving huge tax breaks and incentive packages to companies like Dell and Google. He thinks it's unfair to other companies and the state loses out on millions of dollars in tax revenue.