Republican-heavy Gwinnett County came out in large numbers. in Peachtree Corners incumbants Tom Rice and Mary Kay Murphy are re-elected.
Mary Kay Murphy
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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 31, 2012
Dr. Mary Kay Murphy now has almost $14,000 in cash contributions. She is being challenged by Jen Falk of Berkeley Lake.
Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, the Gwinnett school board District III member who is seeking re-election, has pulled in more campaign contributions. As of the September 30 reporting period, Murphy, a Peachtree Corners resident, has about $13,900 in cash contributions, according to state records. The latest reports show some major contributions to Murphy's campaign: $2,500 by GCAE Fund for Public Education of Snellville; and $1,000 by Ty and Stephanie Hanna of Duluth. Their business is listed as Galaxy Capital. Loretta Christoper, a Peachtree Corners City Council member, contributed $300 to Murphy. District III includes Norcross, Duluth, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge high schools. Murphy, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Jen Falk of …
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 …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Gwinnett County Public Schools Supt./CEO J. Alvin Wilbanks reports biggest challenge continues to be balancing the budget. The board eliminated an $89-million shortfall and tentatively adopted FY2013 $1.7-billion budget.
“For the most part, things are going well” in Gwinnett County Public Schools, Supt/CEO J. Alvin Wilbanks reported in his annual state of the schools address, “but we still have our challenges.” Wilbanks’ address was delivered during the District III Area Meeting of the Gwinnett Board of Education hosted Tuesday (April 17) night by Duluth High School in the theater. A reception in the lobby preceded the meeting. Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, who represents District III on the school board, presided over the meeting. Duluth Principal Jason Lane welcomed everyone. The Duluth HS Navy JROTC presented the colors, and students from Chattahoochee Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Duluth HS Chorus performed “Seasons of Love,” which will …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Education and community leaders advise replacing the one-size-fits-all NCLB program with a more flexible means to measure students progress.
Reforming schools and preparing the next generation of students for success in college and career is urgent. Education and community leaders report that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation conflicts with achieving education reform. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is proposing to replace the NCLB system with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility approach in the following areas: Linked to academic programs that prepare students for success in college and careers, the waivers would provide flexibility for States to introduce local innovation aimed at increasing the quality of instruction and improving student achievement. According to information from the U.S. Department of Education, flexibility would mean a…
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 …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
No Child Left Behind will be one of the topics discussed at Federal Relations Network Conference next month.
Washington, D.C. will be the site of the February 2012 Federal Relations Network Conference drawing school board members from the 50 states to the nation’s capital. I will be among the elected school board members who will participate in our Georgia delegation. After attending a two-day conference where education issues will be highlighted, our assignments will be to meet with our elected House members and then as a group with our two elected U.S. Senators. The Federal Relations Network is part of the National School Boards Association’s annual advocacy meetings in the nation’s capital. My representation will be two-fold. First, I have been elected as representative to the Conferences from the Gwinnett County Board of Education. Also…