Many agree the most important race we will vote on in August is for Superintendent of Education. Long-time Superintendent, Dr. Lynn Weathersby, is not running for reelection. Three candidates qualified for the position, Bobby Franklin, Sue Townsend, and Richard Morrison. This election has garnered much scrutiny in the media, breakfast booths, and dinner tables across the County. The Clarion Ledger recently ran two spots dedicated to this race, the first was an article by Kate Royals that briefly highlighted the three candidates. The second was an editorial blog post by Executive Editor, Sam Hall, who I detect is not enamored with Dr. Weathersby.
You have an opportunity to meet one of the candidates this evening at Soulshine in Flowood. Dr. Sue Townsend will be at Soulshine at 6 p.m. There will be free appetizers and drinks at this meet and greet.