John Wright, a candidate for the Atlanta Board of Education, said he learned Wednesday he fell shy of earning a spot in the runoff election for the District 7 at-large post. Curtis Compton/
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Atlanta school board candidate loses runoff spot by whisker

An Atlanta school board candidate learned Wednesday that he won’t proceed to a Dec. 5 runoff election. 

Unofficial tallies after the Nov. 7 election had John Wright squeaking into second place in the race for the at-large District 7 post on the Atlanta Board of Education. But his nine-vote cushion faded away, and official results from DeKalb and Fulton counties show he lost to Patricia Crayton by 27 votes. 

That sets up a runoff between Crayton and top vote-getter Kandis Wood Jackson

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