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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A political newcomer says her passion for education will make her a good state school superintendent.

Democrat Beth Farokhi campaigned in Albany Monday. She's a retired educator who lives in Marietta.

She's never held political office, but she says it's her time to step up and give back and improve education in Georgia. She's concerned about deep education budget cuts.

She said, "I think at some point we have to say there are certain areas we will not touch when there's a budget crisis and education is one of those. We need to look at what's the most important for our kids and for our state and we know that if we do not have an educated society, we will not have a strong economic base."

Farokhi is originally from Augusta. She says she spent quite a few summers in south Georgia. Her father is from Americus.

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