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JCTA endorses two candidates in Jefferson County School Board race

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Teachers Association's political action committee, Better Schools Kentucky (BSK), has endorsed two candidates for Jefferson County School Board.

According to a news release from BSK, the PAC is endorsing Benjamin Gies for District 4, and Chris Brady for District 7.

BSK offered no endorsement for District 2, which is the current seat of school board chairman David Jones, Jr.

According to the news release, a committee comprised of members of the JCTA determines the endorsements.

There will be at least one new face on the Jefferson County Board of Education next year, as one of the three incumbents announced earlier this month that he will not seek re-election.

Chuck Haddaway, who represents District 4 -- a large portion of southwestern Jefferson County -- was first elected to the school board in 2011 and began his term in Jan. 2012. He had previously told WDRB he intended to run for re-election.

"Recent changes in my life have caused a demand for more intentional focus and time on personal matters," Haddaway said in a tweet earlier this month. "Therefore, I will not seek re-election to the Jefferson County Board of Education."

In all, nine candidates have filed for the three open seats on the JCPS school board. The board oversees the development, operation, and improvement of the district, which has an annual budget of more than $1 billion and sets policy for the district's 100,000 students and 18,000 employees.

The three seats will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

For an overview of the races, CLICK HERE.

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