Nancy Jester

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Nancy Jester
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Candidate for
Georgia State Superintendent of Schools
Prior offices
DeKalb Board of Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alaska at Fairbanks
ProfessionActuarial consultant
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Nancy Jester is a Republican candidate for Georgia State Superintendent of Schools in the 2014 elections.[1]

Jester is a former member of the DeKalb Board of Education.[2]


Jester was raised in Georgia. She left the state to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she earned a bachelor degree in economics, but later returned to launch a career in actuarial consulting. Jester worked as a consultant in both Georgia and Texas before settling in to raise her family, which led to her focus on public school education.

In her official campaign bio, Jester cites her "grassroots experience working to improve education" to support her 2014 bid for superintendent of schools. This experience includes serving on multiple school councils, as the first ever president of a public school foundation and the time spent as an elected member of the DeKalb Board of Education. While serving on the DeKalb Board, Jester used her actuarial background to identify and expose issues with the district's budgeting practices.[3]


  • Bachelor degree in economics - University of Alaska Fairbanks



See also: Georgia down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Jester is running for election to the office of Georgia State Superintendent of Schools.[1] Jester is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Campaign themes

Jester, dubbed "Mom with a Calculator"[4] is running on a platform of reforming public school education in the state, with the slogan, "More classroom, less bureaucracy."[1]


Jester resides in Georgia. She and husband, Stanley, have three children together.[3]

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