posted by King Minos in Politics

DeKalb Job "Stepping Stone" for Thurmond?

February 9, 2013

Then, they voted 7-2 to approve an employment agreement with Michael Thurmond, a former Georgia lawmaker who went on to become state labor commissioner.

Thurmond's elevation to the $250,000/yr job of DeKalb Superintendant of Public Schools likely could raise his name and profile in time to jump into the 2014 race for Senate. He has signed-on for "one year, only!". In the meantime, he is tasked to keep the school district "accredited," and forestall a possible move by Gov. Deal to sack the entire elected BOE!

Where is the real SuperMan when you really need him?!

Can the former GA Labor Commissioner satisfy the accrediting authorities, bring the school board together, and get the job done in GA's third-largest public school system?

Assuming he restores DeKalb, would Michael Thurmond then be a good Democratic candidate to replace the departing Saxby Chambliss?

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