On Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023, three candidates qualified for the Nov 7 school board elections in the City Schools of Decatur. One was an incumbent (James H. Herndon), and two were new candidates (India Phipps Epps and Tracey Anderson.)

For District 1, Post B, which covers the northern part of the city, incumbent James H. Herndon is running unopposed. Herndon is a former teacher and Director of the Debate team at Emory University who runs a branch of Edward Jones in Decatur. He has two daughters in the City Schools of Decatur.

For District 2, Post B, which covers the southern (and a small part of the northern) part of the City of Decatur, has two candidates who qualified for the spot currently occupied by Tasha White- who is not seeking reelection. The two candidates are India Phipps Epps and Tracey Anderson.

According to her campaign website, India Phipps Epps is a Spelman College graduate with a Human Resources background. She has two students in the Decatur City School system and is from South Georgia.

“I’m running for City of Decatur School Board because I want to ensure that our district is well-equipped to identify and support children who learn differently, particularly in the area of literacy. Literacy is the foundation for academic success, and I want to see all of our children thrive.”

*Tracey Anderson is a high school English teacher in Decatur City Schools.

We have contacted each candidate for office for an in-depth question and answer with our team.

Decatur City residents have until Oct 10 to register to vote, with early voting starting Oct 16. If voters need an absentee ballot, they must request one by Oct 27.

*We have not found a social media presence for this candidate.

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