A second candidate has thrown her hat into the ring for the District 3, Alabama State Board of Education race. District 3 represents most of Shelby, Jefferson, Montgomery, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, and Talladega counties.
Kelly Mooney, a former administrator of 15 years at Briarwood Christian School, announced Thursday she intends to bring her years of experience and passion for education to the position.
“I am eager to represent the families and children in District 3,” said Mooney. “The education of our children is of utmost importance, and I strongly believe parents must have the strongest voice in the room for their children’s education. Our parents, families, students, schools, and teachers must be well-equipped and resourced to produce the best next-generation leaders.”
“I am ready to bring my experience in education and as a mother to ensure this happens.”
Mooney, a member of the Republican Women of Shelby County, is the wife of State Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs) who represents District 43 in the Alabama House.
The Republican Primary for the race will be held on March 5.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.