Said Shultz, “Serving our country in the Marine Corps taught me that leadership is about serving others and that accomplishing the mission is more important than receiving personal glory. I entered this race with a vision for real conservative reform in public education. The practical reality of politics; however, is that campaigns cost money, and my fundraising has not been what I had hoped.
“So today I am ending my statewide campaign for School Superintendent, but I am not giving up on my commitment to seeing real conservative change in our public education system.
“Our children need a conservative leader in the State School Superintendent’s position. Our party should be concerned about the Democrat’s efforts to retake Georgia. Having a liberal Democrat in this important position is just as bad as having someone beholden to the status quo education bureaucracy.
“That is why I have decided to endorse and fully support Fitz Johnson to be Georgia’s next State School Superintendent.
“Fitz Johnson is highly qualified for this critical role. We share the same conservative values and goals. He has the statewide network and financial backing to ensure a strong Republican win this fall against a concerted effort from liberals in Atlanta and Washington.
“I encourage all who have supported me and all who share my goal of real, conservative education reform to rally behind and support Fitz Johnson.”
Said Fitz Johnson, “On the campaign trail, I have been inspired by Matt’s passion for change and commitment to our schools. He has been a formidable competitor. I welcome Matt as a partner in our campaign to Achieve More in our public schools.”
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