Gwinnett school board member Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, whose district includes several Peachtree Corners schools, has begun accepting campaign contributions for her re-election bid.
Murphy's District III, like the other GCPS districts, was redrawn recently by the Georgia General Assembly after the 2010 Census. The district now includes North Gwinnett High and Peachtree Ridge High. She retains Duluth High and Norcross High in the new district.
According to state records, Deborah Mason, wife of incoming Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason, contributed $250 to Murphy in February. Jan Lupuloff, a Norcross High backer, contributed $1,000 in February.
Lupuloff and her husband Aaron hosted a reception in March for new Norcross High principal Will Bishop; Murphy attended the reception, as did the Masons.
Murphy has been a GCPS board member since 1997, and lives in Peachtree Corners. She faces a re-election challenger this year in Jen Falk, a founding board member of Ivy Prep. The charter school recently was denied a new charter by the Gwinnett system.
Falk has had no contributions, according to state records.
This article was written by the Suwanee Patch editor.