From The Daily: There Shall Be Candidates And Rumors Of Candidates

The race for State School Superintendent is getting crowded:

There Shall Be Candidates. As we told you yesterday, former DeKalb Board of Education member Nancy Jester is running for State School Superintendent. “I want to transform Georgia’s Department of Education into a vigorous and diligent advocate for the children and taxpayers of Georgia. The department has many smart and hard-working professionals who are capable of doing great things for Georgia. I will lead them with clarity and purpose to improve the educational lives of Georgia’s children and provide prudent oversight for the taxpayers of our state,” says Jester.​

…And Rumors Of Candidates. The Peach Pundit Tip Line received a press release stating that State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan of Cobb County will hold a press conference at 4:00 PM today at the State Capitol to “announce plans for a major state-wide campaign.​” Unless she’s changed her mind, Morgan is poised to jump imto the State Superintendent’s race as the first Democrat.

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  1. Napoleon says:

    I think her husband, Cobb School Board member David Morgan, would be the better candidate. He heads up a national charter school organization that could appeal to some suburban Republicans who are heavy on the charter school bandwagon and he doesn’t have the baggage she does from her early days of trying to out left flank Cynthia McKinney. She has really has come a long way since her early 20’s when she was first elected, but those days could negate support among independents.

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