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Anson will stay on ballot

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

October 8, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The battle over who will be on the ballot in a Dougherty County School Board race is over.

In a special meeting, the local election board voted four to one to leave Democrat Richard Anson in the District One race against David Maschke.

The state democratic party appointed Anson after the initial candidate dropped out.

Anson told us he's happy with the decision.

"It was a mere technicality, the board overwhelmingly approved that I that I be kept on the ballot. I'm very pleased, the voters are the real victors in this not me. People will now have a choice," said Dr. Richard Anson, District 1 School Board Candidate.

County Democratic party chairperson Dr. Constance Burks said she was satisfied with Maschke and didn't plan to choose anyone to run against him.

She claims state party leaders didn't follow proper protocol.

Local Democratic and Republic leaders asked the board to remove Anson from the ballot.

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