Searcy Announces Endorsement from Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin As Georgians Early Vote in Record Numbers

MARIETTA, GA – Today, Alisha Thomas Searcy, a candidate for State School Superintendent, announced the endorsement of former Atlanta mayor, Shirley Franklin, demonstrating growing strength for her campaign as Georgians head to the polls during the final days of early voting, which ends November 4th. 

“Alisha has a long-standing record of supporting and protecting public education and thinking outside the box for the benefit of our children. She’s exactly the kind of leader we need right now to move our schools in the right direction,” Franklin said. 

Shirley Franklin is the first female mayor of Atlanta and served two terms. Searcy represented Cobb County in the Georgia state legislature for twelve years, including serving on the House Education Committee, and previously served as superintendent for Georgia’s nationally-respected Ivy Preparatory Academy system. An experienced and proven school leader, Searcy won every county during the May primary election to become the Democratic nominee for State School Superintendent, focusing her campaign on strengthening school safety, preventing teacher burnout, and reimagining public education to ensure every child succeeds, no matter their zip code. 

For a full list of Georgians and leaders supporting Alisha Thomas Searcy, visit HERE