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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:44pm

Despite Ethics Complaints, David Simons Out-Raises Opponents In Chatham County Schools Race

Updated: 7 months ago.
Five candidates are running for president of the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools board. Photo Credit: Ivy Dawned via Flickr Creative Commons

On May 20, residents of Chatham County will choose one of five candidates to lead the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Board. Their options include a college instructor; two retired educators; and two businessmen.

 

Savannah Morning News reporter Jenel Few has been looking into campaign contributions in the race. She says one candidate, David Simons, has raised more than six times more money than the next-highest fundraiser, George Seaborough. Few says most of Simons' donations are coming from contractors - at least a dozen of whom have ties to district projects.

 

Few’s report will be published in this weekend’s Savannah Morning News. GPB's Sarah McCammon asked her to explain who’s raising the money and where it’s coming from.

You can read more about the race in this weekend’s editions of the Savannah Morning News and online at savannahnow.com.

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