The challenger for a Gwinnett County school board position has raised more than $2,500 in itemized contributions, according to disclosure records.
Jen Falk, a Berkeley Lake resident, lists contributions from people in Duluth and the Atlanta area, as well as some out of state residents. This is according to state disclosure records provided by Falk to Patch. The disclosures have not been posted electronically by the state.
Falk, a founding board member of Ivy Prep Academy, is seeking the District III seat currently held by Dr. Mary Kay Murphy. Contributions to Murphy's campaign effort total $1,250, according to state records.
“Raising money for a campaign is new to me," Falk said in a news release. "I’m not a career politician and never thought I would run for office, but the more parents I speak with about education in Gwinnett, the clearer it is that we need a more accountable, engaged representative on the school board. People across the county are contributing their money and time to this campaign because our children and the taxpayers of Gwinnett deserve better.”
District III includes North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth and Norcross high schools. All of the Duluth Cluster schools are in District III.
Falk lists a contribution from Mary Finn, a Georgia State University professor ($100 in March).
Falk also has been actively campaigning and soliciting funds on her Facebook page.