Kelly Mooney has been declared the winner of the Alabama Board of Education District 3 seat following Tuesday's primary election.

Mooney ran against Ann Eubank and Charlotte Meadows.

With 92% of precincts reporting, Mooney had 51% of the vote, with Meadows trailing behind at 23% and Eubank at 14%.

Mooney avoids the runoff after earning more than 50% of the votes cast.

No Democrats entered the race.

Mooney, the wife of State Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs), ran with a promise to consider fiscal responsibility and parental rights. She also said it was time Alabama got back to basics regarding curriculum.

She will replace board member Stephanie Bell, who held the seat for nearly 30 years.

District 3 covers parts of Bibb County, parts of Jefferson County, parts of Montgomery County, Shelby, Chilton, Elmore and Talladega Counties and most of Coosa County. Some of the top-ranked school systems in the state are in District 3, including Homewood City Schools, Vestavia Hills City Schools, Hoover City Schools and Mountain Brook City Schools.

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