Three-decade old felony taints Cunningham even more
So I wake up this morning to a wet and windy morning. The dog didn’t want to go outside, and my son did not want to go to daycare. I finally had a chance to sit down do the morning scan of the latest news, and there is DeKalb school board member Jesse Cunningham getting lambasted in the AJC. Apparently Mr. Cunningham is a felon. A thieving felon if you may. My father always told me that if you will steal then you will lie, and vice versa. If he is capable of theft of that nature, then who knows what he may be capable of. The pizza scam is looking a bit worse now. What else is lurking lurking out there waiting to be uncovered. I think many of us, including this writer, have done things that we are not proud of, and wanting to keep those things private is a natural response. But this is a felony involving theft of funds. It would be hard for me to understand how this man can keep his position on the board. As a pessimistic soul, I can see him winning his re-election, only based on the observations of how voters tend to act at the polls. This story may not have enough time to sink in, and many will go to the polls and pick the incumbent out of habit. If he is re-elected, it will be an embarrassment to voters in the 5th district, and embarrassment to the DeKalb school board. And how will SACS look at our system if we have a convicted felon sitting on the board. Mr. Cunningham would do well to resign his position on the board. He should take the noble high road and salvage what is left of his public name.