I don’t know much more about Donny Lambeth than you do.
At one time he was the president of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In this town, that’s a big honking deal. He’s also served for years as chairman of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education and now serves in the state House of Representatives.
Make all the jokes you want about politicians — I have and I will — but public service matters. Sure they spend (waste?) time on such nonsense as voting on an official state cookie or trying to establish something called the N.C. Golf Council. That bill, backed by 21 co-sponsors, is gathering dust in a committee. Just like some legislators.
The honorables will, on occasion, embarrass the state and cost us money. House Bill 2, the infamous Bathroom Bill, comes to mind. They can — and have — gone too far in trying to micromanage local affairs. Remember the ham-fisted attempt to reconfigure the Winston-Salem City Council? That was Lambeth.Continue reading...