Powered By The People: Why Care About The State School Superintendent?

Oct 16, 2018

With just weeks remaining before Georgia's midterm elections, GPB's Morning Edition is taking a look at the importance of the offices on the ballot and why Georgians should turn out to vote in these races.

Powered By The People is a weekly series where GPB Atlanta host Leah Fleming speaks with political voices from around the state to give listeners a better idea about the offices that could impact their futures.

Today's episode deals with the role of state school superintendent. We discuss the cautionary tale of former superintendent Linda Schrenko and why voters should consider their options ahead of next month's election. 

The Nov. 6 election will feature incumbent republican Richard Woods facing democratic challenger Otha Thornton. 

Stay tuned to GPB Atlanta and gpbnews.org for more of our series, running up to the November elections and beyond.

Featured in this episode of Powered By The People:

Andra Gillespie: Political Science professor at Emory University