Ex-9th Congressional District candidate Jeff Scott (D-Chickamauga) will run for State School Superintendent according to Politics1.com. I won't confirm that until I hear from Scott himself.
Jeff comes from a working class family and believes that for the United States to be the best example of democracy in the world, we must be our best at here at home first. To Jeff, that means making sure that we have world-class schools to prepare our children for the 21st Century, making sure that every working American has access to affordable, quality health care, and creating an economy that works for working people, not special interests and Washington insiders. Jeff knows that by going to the heart of issues, and our shared American values , we will be able to make a real difference and connect people to their government .
Jeff has been in the field of education for nearly ten years and has seen how our families and children are struggling to succeed in today's economy. Recently, Jeff went through Georgia's Academy for Economic Development and understands the need for communities to have solid jobs and opportunities.
Jeff has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in multidisciplinary education and supervision. He also has an Educational Specialist and Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Leadership, Technology, and Policy. Jeff is passionate about community involvement, helping people become healthier, and helping people become more connected with their government. He is the former Chair of the Walker County Democrats.
Richard Woods of Tifton, a cirriculum director of Irwin County K-5 program has announced his intentions to run for the post as well. Still waiting on word whether it's as a democrat or a republican.