By GALEN HOLLEY
The incumbent says her and her late husband’s experience speaks for itself, while the challenger says new vision is needed in the race for the District Four School Board seat.
Marjorie Hughes and Carlos Moore have both announced their intentions to seek the seat that was vacated upon the death of Hughes’ husband, James, last November.
The Grenada County School Board, along with Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault, appointed Marjorie Hughes to complete her late husband’s unfinished term.
James Hughes served on the school board for 23 years.
“My husband was very concerned about academic performance, fairness and equality for all students, and I’m concerned about those same things,” said Hughes. “My three children have gone through the school system, so I know first hand the challenges the district faces.”
Attorney Carlos Moore said he brings a special skill set to the table.
“I am a problem solver by profession,” said Moore. “I believe I’m qualified to assist the district in whatever challenges it faces.
According to Circuit Clerk Linda Barnette, neither Hughes nor Moore have submitted their official paperwork.
The last day to qualify is Oct. 4.
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