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Cobb school board incumbent faces 3 challengers

Matt Harper

January 6, 2020

By Kristal Dixon

At least three candidates have announced they will challenge an incumbent Cobb County School Board member in the May Republican primary. challenge incumbent David Banks for the Post 5 seat, which is in east Cobb and includes some of the schools that feed into the Pope and Lassiter high school boundaries. Banks, who has been in office since January 2009, has not formally announced if he’s running for re-election.

Harper, an IT project manager, said he wants the school district to maintain its healthy financial status, continue the use of Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes for school construction projects and require all elementary schools to have 20 minutes of recess time. He also said he supports keeping the existing senior tax exemption for residents age 62 and older on the school board portion of property taxes.

Other Cobb school board members who are up for re-election include David Morgan, Randy Scamihorn and Brad Wheeler. The primary election will be May 19, and the deadline to register to vote in the primary is April 20. The general election is set for Nov. 3.

You can visit the Secretary of State My Voter Page to check your registration status at

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