Sunday, January 09, 2022

Conflicting Positions On Partisan Nature Of School Board Elections Confront Oconee County Legislative Delegates

***Legislation Could Surface In Session Starting Monday***

Oconee County’s three state legislators will face a tough choice if a bill seeking to make all school board elections in the state nonpartisan comes before them when they return to Atlanta for the General Assembly session that starts on Monday.

Kathy Hurley, chair of the Oconee County Republic Party, said the local party would like to keep Oconee County school board elections partisan, saying that in the current political environment “there is no such thing as a nonpartisan election.”