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Nathan Ingram re-elected to Dawson County Board of Education seat
Nathan Ingram
Nathan Ingram

In the Nov. 3 election, incumbent Nathan Ingram defeated opponents Mark Sussman and David Yenerall for the at large Dawson County Board of Education seat. 

Based on 100% of polls reporting in Dawson County, but excluding absentee, military and provisional ballots, Ingram received approximately 67 percent of the vote, 7,164 votes, beating out Sussman and Yenerall, who received 2,238 and 1,205 votes respectively. 

Who he is: Ingram is a Dawson County native and a member of the Dawson County High School class of 1992. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a CPA License from the University of North Georgia. He currently serves as the Assistant City Manager for the city of Canton in Cherokee County. Ingram was appointed to the Dawson County Board of Education in April of 2020 to fill the seat vacated by Will Wade. 

How he reacted: “I’m very excited; each of the two other candidates is certainly very capable, deserving and qualified to be on the board so to win and to win in this manner is very humbling,” Ingram said. “To the public as a whole, thank you very much for your support; the confidence and more importantly the trust that you had in me. I look forward to continuing the work that I’ve started being on the board for the past six months and to continuing to work for the children.” 

What’s next: Ingram said that his main priority in continuing his role on the Board of Education is to address the issue of COVID-19 and its impacts on education, including how to make children, teachers and parents comfortable with the new normal in the classroom.