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Newcomers coming out strong in Muscogee school board election

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MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. - Newcomers came out strong in Tuesday's Muscogee County schools Board of Education races.

In District 2, John Thomas, new to local politics, will face incumbent John Wells in a July runoff. Wells, who has been on the board for 28 years, qualified for the runoff by 39 votes.

There was an upset in the District 8 school board seat with Frank Myers, who has been a vocal school board critic, securing 64.48% of the District 8 votes. He beat out incumbent Beth Harris who secured 35.52% of the votes.

Kia Chambers beat Owen Ditchfield and Nate Sanderson for the districtwide at-large school board seat being vacated by Cathy Williams. Chambers came out ahead with 52.65% of the vote. She avoided a runoff with Owen Ditchfield who secured 30.76% of the vote. Former Columbus NAACP President Nate Sanderson secured 16.60% of the at-large votes.

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