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.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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 North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth and Norcross high schools. Murphy, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Jen Falk of …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Falk is seeking the District III seat, which includes some Suwanee schools.
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 North …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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 …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Falk, a founding board member of Ivy Prep, lists $2,750 in itemized contributions.
Updated April 5, 11:32 a.m. The challenger for a Gwinnett County school board position has raised $2,750 in itemized contributions, according to disclosure records. Jen Falk, a Berkeley Lake 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 Ivy Prep Academy, is seeking the District III seat currently held by Dr. Mary Kay Murphy. Itemized contributions to Murphy's campaign 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 …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The District III rep faces a re-election challenge in 2012.
Updated April 5 Gwinnett school board member Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, whose district includes several Suwanee schools, has begun accepting campaign contributions for her re-election bid. Murphy's District III, like the other GCPS districts, was redrawn recently by the Georgia General Assembly after the 2010 Census. The district now includes North Gwinnett High and Peachtree Ridge High. She retains Duluth High and Norcross High in the new district. According to state records, Deborah Mason, wife of incoming Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason, contributed $250 to Murphy in February. Jan Lupuloff, a Norcross High backer, contributed $1,000 in February. Lupuloff and her husband Aaron hosted a reception in March for new Norcross High principal Will…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
She has served on the Gwinnett County Board of Education since 1997 and as board chair in 2000, 2004 and 2010.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Updated 12:24 p.m., Feb. 16, 2012 District III Gwinnett County Board of Education member Mary Kay Murphy, whose district includes some Suwanee schools, has announced that she will seek re-election in November. Her reapportioned school board district also includes Duluth, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, and Sugar Hill. “I am running for another term to continue my work as a builder of Gwinnett County k-12 public schools and communities,” Murphy said. “I have a strong record of curriculum reform, fiscal responsibility, and student safety in our 133 local public schools.” A Peachtree Corners resident, Murphy has been a member of the Gwinnett school board since January 1997. She served as school board chairman in 2000, 2004 and …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Berkeley Lake resident plans to run against Murphy, whose district includes part of the Peachtree Ridge cluster.
Updated April 3 Berkeley Lake resident Jen Falk, a longtime 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 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. Falk is a founding board member of of Ivy Preparatory Academy in Peachtree Corners as well as a founding member of the School-to-Prison Pipeline group. For the past eight years, she has focused on education reform serving as a member of the Georgia Appleseed Advisory Council and project leader for "…
Saturday, January 7, 2012
No Child Left Behind will be one of the topics to be discussed at Federal Relations Network Conference next month in Washington.
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, I …