Gwinnett County Board of Education’s District I representative Carole C. Boyce announced she will seek re-election for a fifth term. First elected in 2004, Boyce has served as board chairman three times and is the current vice chairman.
It had been rumored that Boyce was contemplating switching parties.
“Yes, I did consider it but decided to run as a Republican,” said Boyce. “The position really should not be partisan at all because the Board of Education represents the children who have no party affiliation.”
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A resident of Gwinnett County for 47 years, all six of her children graduated from Gwinnett County Public Schools.
District 1 primarily lies in the Dacula, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Snellville and Archer areas.
Although several members of the community have expressed a desire to run for Boyce’s seat, qualifying doesn’t take place until next month.
The primary election will be held in May and the general election will be in November.