Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A community workshop on Georgia's Open Meeting & Records Act is scheduled for Feb. 19 in Norcross.
Assistant State Attorney Stefan Ritter on Tuesday, Feb. 19, will lead a seminar on how to use Georgia’s sunshine laws, which help the public monitor how government funds are spent and politicians conduct business. Ritter will appear at the community workshop “Gwinnett Gets Informed: Georgia’s Open Meetings & Records Act,” which will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Catholic Church, 4545 Timmers Way, Norcross. The senior state attorney will discuss recent revisions to the Open Meetings & Records Act and explain how Georgia’s sunshine laws empower the public to hold politicians and public agencies accountable for their actions. “Open government laws are some of the best tools a citizen has to monitor its own …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Republican-heavy Gwinnett County came out in large numbers. in Peachtree Corners incumbants Tom Rice and Mary Kay Murphy are re-elected.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican incumbent easily overcomes challenger Falk.
Updated November 7 Incumbent Dr. Mary Kay Murphy easily defeated challenger Jen Falk in the race for the District III seat on the Gwinnett County school board. With all 35 precincts reporting (60,144 votes), Murphy, a Republican, had 60.73 percent of the votes to 39.27 percent for Falk. District III includes North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth and Norcross high schools. Falk, a Democrat, is a Berkeley Lake resident. Murphy, a school board member since 1996, lives in Peachtree Corners. The results are from the Georgia Secretary of State website. -- Patch will have updates on the Gwinnett District III school board race.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The UPCCA-sponsored candidate forum drew a number of Peachtree Corners residents Monday who came to hear the incumbents and their challengers during a forum moderated by The Honorable Judge Warren Davis.
The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA) hosted a candidate forum Monday night drawing a number of voters to hear the incumbents and their challengers. U.S. Representative for the 7th Congressional District Rob Woodall, State Representative Tom Rice (Dist. 95) and Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, County School Board member for Dist. 3 met their challengers in a candidate forum held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners. Their Democratic challengers were Steve Reilly and Brooke Sisken, both Peachtree Corners residents, and Jen Falk from Berkeley Lake. The forum was moderated by the Honorable Judge Warren Davis of Peachtree Corners. Each candidate was provided a three-minute opening statement, followed by questions in …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Falk is seeking the District III seat, which includes schools in Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake.
Jen Falk, who is seeking election to the Gwinnett District III school board seat, has surpassed $6,000 in cash and in-kind campaign contributions, according to the latest data filed with state officials. Falk, a Berkeley Lake resident, lists several itemized cash contributions from Gwinnett and from Duluth, which has several schools in that district. Among the latest contributors: In-kind contributions are those made in such things as goods and services. Falk's cash contributions exceed $5,500. Falk, a founding board member of Ivy Prep charter school, is running as a Democrat. She is seeking the seat currently held by Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, a Republican. Murphy's contribution totals through June are about $6,300. District III includes …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The District III incumbent faces a challenge from Democrat Jen Falk in November.
Gwinnett school board member Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, whose district includes seven Peachtree Corners schools, has raised additional funds in her bid for re-election. In her latest campaign finance filing 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? Murphy, a Peachtree Corners resident, represents District III on the GCPS school board. The district includes Norcross and Duluth high schools, Pinckneyville and Duluth middle schools and Peachtree, Simpson and Berkeley Lake elementary schools. Murphy faces a re-election challenge in November from …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Jen Falk announced she will run against incumbent Mary Kay Murphy in the November 2012 Gwinnett Board of Education election.
UPDATED: JAN. 17, 2012 (see italicized text for updated information) Berkeley Lake resident Jen Falk, a long-time advocate for children, announced Friday that she is seeking the Gwinnett County School Board District III seat currently held by Dr. Mary Kay Murphy. District III currently includes all or part of the Duluth, Norcross and Peachtree Ridge clusters as well as the GIVE Center West, Gwinnett Online Campus, Ivy Preparatory Academy Charter School, Monarch School, and New Life Academy of Excellence. After the census, District III (which currently includes 21 schools), will have six additional schools. The Norcross and Duluth cluster schools will remain in District III. A map showing the current borders and the proposed borders is …