Laurie Lawson Cox has filed to run for the seat that will be vacated by outgoing school board member Dee Dee Rasmussen, who announced her retirement from District 4 last week following a 14-year career.
Cox had previously filed to run for the seat in 2024 and began raising campaign funds in January. However, with the recent announcement by Rasmussen to leave her position two years early, Cox will be on the ballot in 2022.
To date, Cox has raised approximately $50,000, including cash brought in from fundraising efforts after the April reporting deadline, when she reported $45,703.60.
“Dee Dee’s shoes will be hard to fill,” said Cox. “But after talking with so many parents and members of the community, I am confident I’ll have the support needed to be successful.”
“So many parents and others have been so generous that I’m overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Cox. “They have entrusted me not only with their financial support but with the future of our schools in this community. It’s an awesome responsibility and not one I take lightly.”
Cox grew up in Tallahassee and attended Ruediger, Griffin, and Leon High School, and ultimately went on to teach in Leon County for 33 years. Her campaign will focus on the health, safety, welfare, and education of all students, by engaging families, elevating students, and innovating education.
Cox’s husband, Alan, is an Assistant Superintendent with the Leon County School Board and is set to retire in May 2023.
Learn more at www.laurielawsoncox4schoolboard.com