Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Jillian Troxel.
Troxel works at Fort Madison Community Hospital. This is her first run for public office.
Troxel said she entered the race because she wants to work to ensure that every child in the district, including her two young children, are receiving the best possible education that prepares them for the future. She said children are her passion.
Troxel said she did not grow up in Fort Madison so she offers a different perspective to the field as someone who moved to the district to work and raise her family. She said she supports the construction of a new elementary school because the school system is one of the first things young professionals consider when look at a community.
Troxel said she wants to make sure students in the district have access to the newest technology and that teachers have every resource they need to be successful.
Early voting is underway in Lee County.