Posts tagged with "Valarie Wilson"

Decatur’s Valarie Wilson named GSBA Executive Director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 8, 2015

The former chair of the Decatur School Board is now executive director of the lobbying association for school boards around the state. The Georgia School Boards Association has hired Valarie Wilson as its new executive director. Last month, Decaturish confirmed that Wilson was the leading candidate for the job. Wilson joined the GSBA in 2009 and […]

Decatur’s Valarie Wilson is the top candidate for GSBA Executive Director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2015

Valarie Wilson, the former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education chairperson and state school superintendent candidate, is in line to become the next Executive Director of the Georgia School Boards Association. GSBA is a lobbying organization for school boards in the state of Georgia. Wilson joined the GSBA in 2009 and served as its […]

State superintendent endorses Wilson

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 23, 2014

Democratic candidate for state school superintendent Valarie Wilson on Thursday picked up the endorsement of the current Republican school superintendent. Superintendent John Barge was first elected in 2010 and decided to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 primary instead of seeking a second term. Deal prevailed. Wilson is in a close race […]

AJC: ‘Our poll is better.’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 23, 2014

The Atlanta Journal Constitution says poll results commissioned by its sister company, WSB-TV, are more reliable than poll results commissioned by a competitor, 11 Alive. The WSB-TV poll also reached a completely different conclusion, showing two top Democratic candidates ahead of their Republican opposition. The AJC and WSB-TV are owned by Cox Media Group, a fact […]

Polls show Georgia GOP candidates leading

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 20, 2014

So far things are looking good for Georgia Republican candidates running in statewide races as the November general election approaches. Several polls show that Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and state School Superintendent candidate Richard Woods leading their Democratic opposition. The Democrats are, gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Jason Carter, U.S. Senate […]

BOE member sees red over ‘Purple’ remark

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 12, 2014

Recent remarks by the Republican candidate for state school superintendent drew a strong reaction during Tuesday’s City Schools of Decatur Board of Education meeting. BOE member Annie Caiola said during the meeting that she was “sickened” by recent remarks from a candidate, who she did not name. School Board members are generally prohibited from politicking […]

Settled – Richard Woods is GOP nominee for state super

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 1, 2014

The July 22 runoff for the Republican nomination for state school superintendent was too close to call. Mike Buck, the chief of staff to outgoing superintendent John Barge, and Richard Woods, a former high school principal and teacher who currently works in the private sector, were separated by more than 700 votes. But the race […]

Republican ticket for state super still in question

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 23, 2014

Former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education Member Valarie Wilson easily won the Democratic nomination in the July 22 runoff election, but it’s not clear who her opponent will be in the November general election. The turnout was considerably higher in the Republican runoff between Mike Buck, the chief of staff to outgoing superintendent John […]

Decatur’s Valarie Wilson wins runoff election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2014

Former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education member Valarie Wilson is officially the Democratic nominee for state school superintendent. Wilson decisively defeated state Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan in the July 22 runoff election. Wilson and Morgan emerged from a crowded field in the May 20 Democratic primary. A reporter sent a message to both […]

Poll – Who did you vote for in the July 22 runoff?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2014

Polls opened this morning in the July 22 runoff elections. We’ll be bringing you the results later this evening, but to get a sense of how things are going, we’d like to hear from you. Here are polls from the races that we’re following. Who did you vote for today? Polls close at 7 pm […]

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