Jennifer W. Murdock has announced her candidacy for one of three seats on the Fayetteville Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election.

“I’m excited to announce my candidacy for Fayetteville City School Board,” she said. “As a resident of this community for most of my life, I would deeply appreciate an opportunity to give back in some small way – I place great value on education and the idea of service.

“I believe that a strong public school district is essential to the future of not only our students but the entire community,” Murdock continued. “It is imperative that the school help students from diverse backgrounds and different abilities reach their full potential, to ensure college and career readiness.

“Fayetteville City Schools has already established educational excellence, and I am proud of the many strengths and achievements to date,” she said. “At the same time, I am also aware of the concerns and suggestions that you do have as parents, educators, and community members.

“With a daughter at Ralph Askins and a son starting soon, I have a vested interest in our children’s safety and success. While I may only have one child enrolled, my husband, Chris, who is starting his ninth year as the FHS boys’ head basketball coach, has players, past and present, as well as his students who I treat as family.

“Holding a B.S. in child development as well as being a former educator and now business owner, I have seen first-hand the importance of a strong school system,” said Murdock. “Our children deserve a standard of education that will allow them to succeed. Our taxpayers deserve to have their money allocated fairly and responsibly without undue burden.

“I am now humbly asking you, my friends and neighbors, for a chance to do my part,” she added. “Go Tigers!”