February 11, 2019
Lori Alhadeff, mother of 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff who was one of 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, wipes away a tear as she cries while talking about her daughter on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Parkland, Fla. She and her husband marched with Parkland students in Washington, demanding gun control. And in May, she was elected to the school board. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa was killed, won a school board seat representing Parkland in August. She tried hiring a Runcie critic as her secretary, but the superintendent said the woman, a college instructor who holds a doctorate, was unqualified because she didn’t have related experience. Alhadeff has pushed Runcie to set a timeline for implementing school security projects.

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