Colington resident Jen Alexander has announced her candidacy for the District Two seat of the Dare County Board of Education.
“Dare County deserves only the most committed advocates for our children,” Alexander said. She stated that, as a mother of two children and a child mental-health professional, she will “advocate for the ‘whole child,’ fostering resiliency and well being for all our children, while providing a safe school environment to support learning.”
“I am eager to hear what citizens want for our schools and am an excellent listener. I believe Dare County deserves transparency, and I will use it in communications about Board of Education policies and decision making.”
Over the past five years, the state General Assembly has doubled the number of partisan school board elections. Data from the N.C. School Boards Association show that, of the state’s 112 elected school boards, 23 are now elected on a partisan basis.
Alexander is running as a Democrat and asks for your vote in November 2018. She currently serves as 1st Vice Chair of the 3rd district of the NC Democratic Party.