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Johnson announces run for school board

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A Darton State College professor kicked off his campaign for a Dougherty County school board seat.

Assistant Professor of Economics Aaron Johnson made the announcement in front of supporters outside the government center Thursday.

Johnson says if elected to the district 4 seat, he hopes to highlight the jewels in the school system, eliminate furlough days, and make sure students are college ready.

He says serving on the Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission helped prepare him. "During my stint on the economic development commission I understood the importance of how we can bring jobs here and really we need to have strong school systems," said Johnson.

Johnson says it's important for the school system to also have transparency and accountability.

Carol Tharin is not running for re-election in district 4. The primary election is May 20th.

 

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