I started my “political career” as a “Concerned Citizen” who spoke out at a local school board meeting. Having volunteered nearly a decade as a PTO treasurer and Band Booster president, myself and a few loyal parent-volunteers raised concerns about our schools. We were vilified by the newspapers, but our efforts were successful: the BOE did fix the problem. A year later, I was asked to run for school board, where I championed our amazing teachers and the incredible successes they continue to make.

Imagine my alarm when the U.S. Attorney General announced that he is asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate local parents who dare voice their concerns at local school board meetings… calling their efforts “domestic terrorism.”

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Dave Belton represents District 112 in the Georgia House of Representatives. District 112 includes Morgan County and the eastern portion of Newton County.


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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