UPDATE: Murphy Raises More Funds in GCPS Re-Election Bid

The District III incumbent faces a challenge from Democrat Jen Falk in November.

Updated Oct. 15

Gwinnett school board member Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, whose district includes several Suwanee schools, has raised additional funds in her bid for re-election.

In campaign finance filing through June with state officials, Murphy lists cash contributions from former Gwinnett BOC Chairman Wayne Hill ($250), and the re-election campaign of state Sen. Fran Millar ($250).

-- Do you think Murphy will win re-election to the Gwinnett school board? Tell us how you plan to vote in the comments below.

Murphy, a Peachtree Corners resident, represents District III on the Suwanee-based school board. The district includes North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth and Norcross high schools.

Murphy faces a re-election challenge in November from Democrat Jen Falk of Berkeley Lake, who is running as a Democrat.

Other contributors to Murphy's campaign include Duluth community activist Mary Root ($200), and Brand Mortgage Group LLC ($250).

To date, Murphy lists total contributions of $6,379. This includes contributions of less than $100, which do not have to be disclosed to state officials.

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Bob Sawyer October 10, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Education is not a partisan matter. Democrat or Republican, we all care about the quality of education our kids are receiving. MKM likes to tout the Broad Award from 2010, but what's she done since? Voted in lockstep with the rest of the board, providing non-answers to constituent questions, betraying her district during last year's redistricting efforts... meanwhile, Jen Falk has been talking with parents, teachers, and even students, to learn about their concerns and ideas for a better education experience. Don't just decide you're going to vote for the incumbent -- go read and learn about Jen Falk's ideas and platform before you vote. http://votejenfalk.com
Amy Fuchs October 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I will vote for Jenn Falk because I want my vote to count for the best person for the job. I may be a Republican but I am proud to stand up and say my vote goes to Jen Falk. Find out more about Jenn by reading her blogs at http://votejenfalk.com We FINALLY have a choice!
Jerry Fuchs October 11, 2012 at 01:06 PM
I tend to vote Republican, and I am voting for Jen Falk. http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u120/Fooksie/VJF-colored.png
Soccer mom October 12, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Over the past few years I have gotten more involved with the educational issues of our community. It has been an enlightening yet disheartening experience for me. My involvement with MKM has left me feeling betrayed, intimated, silenced, and baffled at the lack of transparency and accountability. I feel the incumbent has forgotten who she represents – it is the people of District III - students, parents, teachers, administrators, and taxpayers. I will vote for Jen Falk!
Amanda Helmstetter October 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Of course Jen Falk is going to win because Mary Kay Murphy has disappointed too many voters and Jen has proven to me that it is not just a vote against MKM, but a vote FOR Jen Falk. I've never met a person who is so genuinely interested in hearing what others have to say and being a champion of the "unheard".


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