COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - We're just five weeks away from the November elections, and candidate hopefuls are reaching out to their constituents.
State school superintendent candidates Valarie Wilson and candidate for Governor, Senator Jason Carter, were both in Columbus on Monday for a meet and greet.
They spoke with News Leader 9 about their outlook on education in Georgia.
"You will have a state superintendent that is laser focused on making sure that all children, regardless of who they are and where they come from, have access to a quality public education system," Wilson said.
"We have to move forward instead of backwards on education, on an economy that works for the middle class and on having an honest government," Carter said. "Right now, we are not getting that in our state and the governor's record is clear and my vision is clear and when you compare those two things, we are either going to move forward on education on an economy that works and on having an honest government or we're going to stay stuck where we are right now."
Wilson is a native Georgian who has spent the last 12 years on the Decatur Board of Education, and has also served as president of the Georgia School Board.
Senator Carter is a ninth generation Georgian who has served in the state senate for several years.
Both are up for election this coming November.