Add this name to the long watch list in Georgia’s increasingly turbulent political scene. Jason Esteves, former Chair and a current “board member at large” of the far-left GALEO Inc. has launched his campaign for the state Senate. Esteves is currently the Atlanta School Board president.

Current state Sen. Jen Jordan is leaving her Senate district to run for state attorney general, so Esteves seeks to replace her in the east Cobb/Fulton County District 6.

Readers may remember that another GALEO board member, then State Court Judge Dax Lopez, saw his Obama nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court in Georgia’s Northern District sink in early 2016 as a direct result of his ties to the extremist GALEO outfit. Now candidate for governor and then U.S. Senator and Judiciary Committee member David Perdue bravely nixed the confirmation in the face of the establishment push for Republican Lopez’ approval.

There was massive opposition from conservative elected officials and howls from the GOP grassroots.   

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