State school chief forum Tuesday at Carnegie

by Sarah Fay Campbell

A political issues forum for the Republican candidates for Georgia State School Superintendent will be held Tuesday in downtown Newnan.

The forum, sponsored by the Coweta County Republican Party, will be held at the Carnegie Library at 2 West Broad Street from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Seating is limited. There’s a number of candidates vying to replace outgoing Republican School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, who is running for governor.

“By organizing events and forums like this, the Coweta GOP seeks to provide voters with more access, more information and more opportunities to interact with the Republican candidates for state school superintendent,” said Brant Frost V, local party chairman.

All nine Republican candidates are scheduled to participate, including Mary Kay Bacallao, from nearby Peachtree City, and Ashley Bell, Mike Buck, Sharyl Dawes, Alan Fort, Nancy Jester, Fitz Johnson, Kira Willis and Richard Woods.

There are six Democratic candidates for the seat: Valarie Wilson, Tarnisha Dent, Rita Robinzine, Denise Freeman, Jurita Mays and Alisha Morgan.

The primary election will be held May 20.

The runoff will be held July 22.



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