Gwinnett school board gets African American


Despite technical issues that led a Gwinnett County judge to order two Snellville voting precincts to stay open later than usual Tuesday, Gwinnett County Board of Education candidate Everton Blair discovered before 11 p.m. that he had made history.

The 26-year-old Shiloh High graduate won the District 4 seat making him the first black and the youngest member of the school board.

“The race has not been officially called, but based on the precincts that are still out there and the lead that we have, there is virtually no way that we don’t win this race,” Blair told a crowd of about 50 supporters gathered at his house. 

The Anderson-Livsey Elementary precint near Snellville, was ordered to remain open until 7:30 p.m. The Annistown Elementary School precinct, also near Snellville …

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