Haygood, of Cherokee County, was elected by statewide vote to a two-year term that was to expire later this year. Reached by phone Sunday, she had no comment.
The state organization has been an important voice in public policy, working with lawmakers on legislative proposals and using the bully pulpit to influence voters on measures such as the failed constitutional amendment. Haygood had criticized the measure as deceptive, saying it used “flowery language” to convince voters to support a policy that could have diverted public money to schools run by for-profit companies.
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