“The GAE-FPE endorsement of your candidacy is based in part on your commitment to the 1.6 million Georgia children who will be depending on you to uphold their constitutional right of a ‘free and an adequate public education,’” GAE President Calvine Rollins and GAE Director of Government Relations Tracey-Ann Nelson said in a letter to Rep. Reece, who is a retired educator. “GAE looks forward to working with you in an effort to fully fund our public schools – avoiding the need for local boards of education to increase class sizes, cut vital school programs, shorten school calendars and furlough school personnel.”
GAE officials said the group’s endorsement of Rep. Reece’s re-election bid will be communicated to educators and other school staff members in the new 12th District.
Rep. Reece has served in the Georgia House since 1999, representing Chattooga and Floyd Counties. She is a member and past vice chair of the House Education Committee. She is also vice chair of the Rural Caucus, secretary of the Working Families Caucus and a member of the House Science & Technology Committee, State Institutions & Property Committee and Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee.