The announcement comes after Truitt previously submitted a letter withdrawing her name from consideration in the runoff. However, the Board of Elections announced the runoff vote legally must go forward.
If Truitt won and did not accept the seat, the current school board - in favor of the current diversity policy in Wake County public schools - would appoint a member.
John Tedesco, who is against the current policy and earned 49% of the vote in the primary election, never did take Truitt's letter of withdrawal for granted. He's been campaigning hard leading up to Tuesday's vote, concerned about some groups possibly taking advantage of election law loopholes.
Now it seems he may actually have a challenger, whether it's technically official, or not.