Over at the AJC, Maureen Downey is reporting that Gov. Sonny Perdue may have picked a successor to Kathy Cox:
Word is that Brad Bryant, state board of education member from DeKalb, will be named interim state school chief in the wake of Kathy Cox’s resignation to take a job heading a think tank. Brad is a smart guy and has worked very hard on education.
If he is the choice, Georgia schools are in good hands. Gov. Perdue made a great choice if this turns out to be true.
Now, will Brad run for the seat as an independent?
I’m not sure if he would be required to obtain the needed signatures, 1% of registered voters (based on 2006 numbers). If so, he has less than a month to do it since they are due by July 13th.
Perdue made it clear that he wanted to go after “Race to the Top” funding, and it became evident in the last couple of weeks that he was going to put someone in the office that would accomplish that.