15 vie to be State School Superintendent

Friday, May 16, 2014

They are educators, school administrators, former teachers, parents and former school board members. They hail from Tifton and Valdosta, Gainesville, Rome and several points in between.

If there’s anything that’s noteworthy about the race to be the next State School Superintendent, it’s the sheer number of candidates. Fifteen.

Nine Republicans and six Democrats are competing to replace incumbent John Barge, who is running for governor. The winners of the May 20 primaries will face off on the general election ballot in November.

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