Mom’s For Liberty Candidate Alicia Farrant Surfs Florida’s Red Wave to School Board Victory in Orange County
Surfing Florida’s red wave, Alicia Farrant, a conservative Mom’s for Liberty Candidate, won a school board seat in the historically blue Orange County.
Farrant, who runs a Christian ministry with her husband, won 53% of the vote in the district 3 runoff against opponent Michael Daniels, with 96% percent of precincts reporting.
As part of the Mom’s for Liberty organization, Farrant is focused on cleaning up school libraries and getting parents involved in school again, once arguing that the libraries contained “filth,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. The claim has been backed up by recent controversies surrounding non-age-appropriate material in school libraries, something Farrant is out to stop.
Across Florida, school board elections have been catapulted to uncommon prominence, both by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ unprecedented decision to endorse local school board candidates and by the influence of Moms for Liberty, a parental interest group regarding education.
The group is often in-line with DeSantis and his policies, backing his push for bills that increase parental rights in education, including library content and classroom education on sex and race. The group’s growth sparked grassroots opposition to face masks on children during the pandemic and celebrated multiple school board wins after the August primary. Farrant is one more tally in the win column for the group.
This time around, DeSantis did not endorse any school board candidates in Orange or Seminole counties, but his and Mom’s for Liberty’s influence was felt regardless. Two Mom’s for Liberty Seminole candidates signed the group’s pledge, and Farrant, a group’s Orange chapter member, appeared with DeSantis at a spring press event.
Floridians expressed celebrated Farrant’s win on Twitter.
Another grizzly bear “mere momma” rock star who has gotten little attention is @alicia_farrant who won an Orange County school board seat (not endorsed by DeSantis). She beat a PhD democrat incumbent w very little money and a little American flag on every one of her yard signs! pic.twitter.com/h3IMJtqjs2
— John Stemberger (@JohnStemberger) November 9, 2022
One of last night’s results that makes me happiest is pro-parental rights @alicia_farrant winning election to my local district on the OCFL School Board
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) November 9, 2022
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