A South Cobb County resident has announced he will run for the school board seat held by one of its longest serving members.
Leroy “Tre’” Hutchins said he will run for the Cobb County School Board Post 3 seat held by Democratic incumbent David Morgan. Hutchins, a longtime community advocate, said he wants to enter public service because it’s time to “change the narrative of our community by changing the narrative of our community schools.”
“As a community we all share a part in ensuring our children and schools are successful,” Hutchins said on his campaign website. “Together we will be the change we want to see for our children, our future, and our community.”
Post 3 stretches across the southern part of the county and represents communities where students attend schools that feed into Pebblebrook and South Cobb high schools. Morgan told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via text message that he will make his intentions known “in the very near future.”
Hutchins is a product of the Cobb County School District where he attended Brumby Elementary School, East Cobb and Lindley middle schools and the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School.
He is president of the South Cobb Council of PTAs, which supports local units that feed into South Cobb, Pebblebrook, Hillgrove and McEachern high schools.
Along with Morgan, Cobb School Board members Randy Scamihorn, David Banks and Brad Wheeler, all Republicans, will be up for re-election in 2020. The primary for the races scheduled for May 19, 2020, and the deadline to register to vote in the election is April 20, 2020. A runoff, if needed, for the primary will be held July 21, 2020, and the general election is set for Nov. 3, 2020.
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