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School superintendent races headed for runoffs
by Kate Brumback
Associated Press Writer
May 21, 2014 12:12 AM | 1781 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Unofficial returns show that Valarie Wilson and Alicia Morgan will advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary for state schools superintendent.

Wilson, a nonprofit director from Decatur, finished first, and Morgan, a state representative from Austell, finished second in the six-person Democratic race Tuesday.

The Republican primary will also go to a runoff, but the nine-candidate contest was still too tight to call the top two finishers.

State rules that require a candidate to receive 50 percent plus one vote to advance to the general election.

The seat is being vacated after a single term by Superintendent John Barge, who was one of two unsuccessful Republican primary challengers to Gov. Nathan Deal.

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