UPDATED:Now, it appears Cobb District 2 school board incumbent Holli Cash has not won, edged out by write-in and absentee ballots. So, the current winner is Republican Tim Stultz, suggesting that this GOP sweep was broad and wide.
Looks like incumbent school board member Holli Cash pulled it off in Cobb, retaining her post on the school board by 50 votes. She may be the one Democrat to have won in a metro Atlanta partisan contest last night. (Many school board races are nonpartisan. although voters seem to know their candidate’s party affiliation regardless.)
In DeKalb, incumbent Jim Redovian and challenger Nancy Jester are headed to a runoff in District 1, as are incumbent Zepora Roberts and challenger Donna Edler in District 7.
In Fulton, Linda McCain took an impressive 70 percent of the vote in a three-way race in District 5. And the Republicans won easy school board victories in Cherokee, Fayette and Forsyth.
Republican incumbent Bob McClure also retained his seat in Gwinnett.
I am about to catch a plane to attend an Education Trust conference in Washington on the achievement gap. I will let you know if I run into soon-to-be-ex House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wandering aimlessly on the streets talking about job creation.