ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are advancing a bill to take the Democratic and Republican labels off candidates in Georgia’s largest school district and have them run in nonpartisan races.
The Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee voted 4-2 on Thursday to advance Senate Bill 369, which would take effect for this year’s school board elections in Gwinnett County. They would take place in May, when Georgia holds nonpartisan elections, instead of in the November partisan general election.
“The education of our children should be a nonpartisan issue,” said Sen. Clint Dixon of Buford, the measure’s Republican sponsor. “We need to g
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