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.

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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.

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Floridians expressed celebrated Farrant’s win on Twitter.


 

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