As we look ahead to November’s elections, Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in Cherokee County. Here are a few of the races and issues to watch. Bookmark this page for updates.
School Board Vice Chairwoman Janet S. Read vs. Danny Dukes: For the first time, voters will get to elect the chair of the Cherokee County Board of Education. Before Gov. Nathan Deal signed a controversial redistricting measure that created the elected chair position, school board members appointed a chair and vice chair. This will be a contest between two of the key players in the county’s divisive school choice debate.
House Resolution 1162: Gov. Nathan Deal chose Cherokee’s first charter school as his platform to sign House Bill 797, which will restore the state charter schools commission if voters approve House Resolution 1162. The constitutional amendment, which will be voted on in November, asks voters