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A.K. Hasan joins mayoral race

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Richmond County School Board Trustee A.K. Hasan has announced his intention to run for mayor of Augusta.

Hasan originally intended to run for the District 6 Richmond County Commission seat, currently held by his brother, Ben Hasan; however, the recent redistricting that has been approved by Gov. Brian Kemp drew Hasan’s residence out of the district, making him ineligible.

The new district maps also prevent Hasan from remaining in his current school board seat.

Ben Hasan cannot run for his commission seat again due to term limits.

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A.K. Hasan has a long 40-year history with the Richmond County School Board, starting with him being the first Black board president during his 1981 term. He was also the youngest person at the time to fill that seat.

Hasan filled a vacant seat on the school board in 2005 and then ran for the seat again in 2018 after sitting out a term.

In his press release, Hasan touted his tenure on the school board as well as being involved in the 1980s fight against Apartheid in South Africa where he organized a march with supporters chanting “free Mandela ” slogans.

According to campaign manager Keith Brown, Hasan was not available for press interviews Monday.

Hasan’s announcement brings the field of mayoral candidates to 13. Qualifying for the race is set for Monday, March 7, and the election will be May 24.

Scott Hudson is the senior reporter for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected] 

4 COMMENTS

  1. The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting different results..quit letting people be lifetime politicians..that’s on a local, state and federal level..public office is not supposed to be a lifetime badge..

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