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Fundraiser for Kathy Cox
Friday, 16 October 2009

October 19--  State School Superintendent Kathy Cox paid a fundraiser trip to Toombs County last week in her campaign for a third term in office.


She admitted the last year has been tough for school systems in Georgia because of the economy.

"I wish I had a crystal ball.  Revenues are down again in the state for the month of September.  So this is a time we are all really re-thinking how can we do business smarter.  That's one of the reason I'm running again is because I think at this time particularly we need stable leadership," she said.

The superintendent believes the Southeastern Early College and Career Academy now getting underway for students in the Vidalia, Toombs, Montgomery and Treutlen school systems is a big step in the right direction.

"We've been working very closely with the Lieutenant Governor and our technical colleges and local school systems so kids really see this leads to something.  That's really how we've got to get kids motivated to stay in school and realize the value of an education," she notes.

Although qualifying for the 2010 election has yet to open, Cox says she already has declared competition from two candidates.  Her campaign says she expects to be opposed by two-time state representative Roger Hines of Kennesaw who teaches English at Chattahoochee Technical College and by Richard Woods of Tifton, the curriculum director in the Irwin County School System.

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