Wake County school board candidate Lindsay Mahaffey is promoting her experience as a teacher and mother in campaign materials handed to voters in District 8.
In the postcard, Mahaffey says her experience as a teacher and mother of three girls “is beneficial to the school board.” Mahaffey says she will put students at the center, support teachers and strengthen communities.
Among the things that Mahaffey says she’ll do is promote social emotional learning, streamline initiatives into current standards, put a focus on authentic learning and grow partnerships with parents.
Mahaffey was a full-time teacher before relocating to Wake County to send her children to the district’s schools. She’s currently a substitute teacher.
Mahaffey is running against Gary Lewis and Gil Pagan in a district that includes Apex, Holly Springs and parts of Cary and Fuquay-Varina. The open seat is being vacated by Susan Evans, who is running for a seat in the N.C. Senate.
Lewis, who campaign finance records indicate has the largest campaign fund of the three candidates, has sent out campaign mailers listing his experience and endorsements.
Pagan has handed out postcards that stress his experience and interest in working with special-needs students.