The challenger for a Gwinnett County school board position has raised $2,750 in itemized contributions, according to disclosure records.
Jen Falk, a resident, lists contributions from people in Duluth and the Atlanta area, as well as out of state residents. This is according to state disclosure records provided by Falk to Suwanee Patch. The disclosures have not been posted electronically by the state.
Falk, a founding board member of , is seeking the District III seat currently held by Dr. Mary Kay Murphy. Contributions to Murphy's campaign effort total $1,250, according to state records.
“Raising money for a campaign is new to me," Falk said in a news release. "I’m not a career politician and never thought I would run for office, but the more parents I speak with about education in Gwinnett, the clearer it is that we need a more accountable, engaged representative on the school board. People across the county are contributing their money and time to this campaign because our children and the taxpayers of Gwinnett deserve better.”
District III includes Norcross, Duluth, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge high schools.
Falk lists a contribution from Mary Finn, a Georgia State University professor ($100 in March).
Falk also has been actively campaigning and soliciting funds on her Facebook page.
Editor's note: This story was written by the Suwanee Patch editor.