Derek Keeney takes school board seat
by Cheree Dye
May 21, 2014 | 2144 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Derek Keeney won the Republican primary election for a seat on the Bartow County School Board on Tuesday. The post, which will be vacated by Matt Shultz, services District 3. Keeney carried the vote with 52 percent at press time. No Democrat will oppose Keeney in November’s general election.

Shortly after the majority of votes were in, Keeney said, “I am excited and looking forward to getting started to work for Bartow County children and serving the taxpayers. I believe we can continue forward with the positive things the school system is doing and work to make Bartow County the best school system in the state.”

John Howard, the Republican incumbent for District 1, ran uncontested from any fellow Republicans. He will face Paul Nally, the Democrat candidate, in November.

Dr. Davis Nelson’s post also was up for re-election but he remained uncontested and will continue to hold the seat.

All numbers are taken from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website and are preliminary tallies. Votes are unofficial until certified by the Bartow County Board of Election and Georgia Secretary of State.