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Mom of slain Parkland student wins Broward County School Board seat

Mom of slain Parkland student wins Broward County School Board seat
Mom of slain Parkland student wins Broward County School Board seat
Posted at 3:07 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 23:10:57-04

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The mother of a teen killed in the Parkland shooting in February won a spot on the Broward County school board.

Lori Alhadeff is a former teacher who decided to run for office after her daughter, Alyssa, was killed.

Alhadeff said she ran as a tribute to Alyssa and promised to bring more transparency to the school system.

"The death of my daughter on February 14th had empowered me to want to run for school change," she said. "In order for me to make change and make sure it happens, I need to have a seat at the table and have a vote. And I'm so excited to have won, to be the next school board member, to be able to make sure what happened to my daughter doesn't happen to any other children."

Ryan petty, who also lost his daughter in the shooting and ran for a school board seat, lost his bid.