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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany mother and political newcomer kicked off her campaign for school board Tuesday night.

Sherrell Byrd has children in the Dougherty County School System.

She gathered with supporters at Cross Landing restaurant inside the Albany Airport to begin her campaign for the District Two seat.

 Byrd says she wants to make sure the school system spends its money wisely.

 "That's priority number one. We have to make sure that our teachers are fairly compensated and that our children's resources are never sacrificed because of a budget. I also want to stress parental involvement. It's so important for parents to be involved in their children's future. Without that, our children will not succeed," said Byrd.

This is Byrd's first time running for political office.

She will challenge incumbent Milton "June Bug" Griffin and Lynda Weaver in the July Democratic primary

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