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BOE members to run unopposed for reelection
David Ball
David Ball - photo by FILE
    In keeping with the theme for Bulloch County's partisan races, none of which were opposed, no one challenged any of four Bulloch County Board of Education members seeking reelection.
    The only local race with any opposition is that of probate judge, an office which has been held by Lee Deloach for the past 22 years. Never having been challenged before, except for the first time he ran for the office, Deloach is opposed by Liz Johnson in this year's election.
    Bulloch County Board of Education members David Ball, chairman; Edwin Hill, Maurice Hill and Mark Herndon each have a clear path in the upcoming election.
    "I'm excited about having another opportunity," said Herndon, who was appointed two years ago to fill the seat vacated by Bill Francisco. "I've had enough time to learn the ropes. I'm excited about another four years to work with the board. I've enjoyed working with the board members we have and have a lot of respect for them."
    Edwin Hill and Ball were not immediately available for comment Friday, but Maurice Hill expressed his delight at having another term facing him.
    "I do look forward to continuing my work with  the board to make the school system a better place for teachers and students," he said. "I am elated and happy to be on the board once again."
    The fact that no board member was opposed this year indicates satisfaction with performance, he said.
    "I think the board has been doing a good job and going in the right direction," he said. "We have overcome big hurdles."
    In the midst of working to prepare for  the upcoming primary and general elections, probate judge Lee Deloach said he expects to be busy with both work and campaigning.
    "It's business as usual here in the probate court," he said Friday after performing a wedding in the courthouse. "We will continue to give the same quality of service that people are accustomed to, and also with putting on the primary election in July and the general election in November, this fall promises to be very busy. However, I intend to campaign as much as work permits."
    Johnson was not immediately available for comment Friday.
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