State School Superintendent Richard Woods has drawn opposition for the 2018 Republican Party nomination. The incumbent, serving his first term as the state’s top school chief, already had two Democrat opponents after Otha Thornton, the immediate past president of the National PTA, and Sid Chapman, current president of the Georgia Association of Educators, filed their intent to seek the office with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

But many Republicans were surprised on Saturday when they saw another name on the straw ballot as part of the first gubernatorial forum at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. 

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