Local elections are over a year away, however local progressives have signaled they will target Leon County School Board member Laurie Cox during the 2024 cycle.
Max Herrle, a campaign consultant who has been allied with the local progressive movement – which is led by City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow and City Commissioner Jack Porter – tweeted on Wednesday that “we are looking for a Democrat to run for Schoolboard against Moms for Liberty Laurie Lawson Cox….”
Cox – a former school teacher – was elected in the 2022 cycle to the unexpired term of Dee Dee Rasmussen who resigned. Cox beat Alex Stemle with 54.16% of the vote. The seat is on the ballot in 2024.
Herrle stated in the tweet that Cox “has been a danger to our kids here in Leon County with her extreme anti-gay agenda.” He added, “If you live in this region, Please reach out! This is a 10%+ Democratic advantage seat.”