Crowded state superintendent’s race gets another candidate

The extraordinarily crowded race for Georgia superintendent picked up another candidate today, when former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell announced that he is entering the race.

Bell, who started a non-profit education group and has served on charter school governing councils in north Georgia, is at least the 14th candidate who has announced plans run.

Current Superintendent John Barge is running for governor, leaving the $120,000-per year seat open.

Bell said he will run as a Republican and will focus on transparency and accountability in education.

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