Parsons Announces Candidacy for State School Board

Jim Parsons announces candidacy for the state school board. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19)

Jim Parsons announces candidacy for the state school board. (Photo: Beth Jett/WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Mike Parsons, a retired Air Force Colonel and former Butler High school teacher, is throwing his hat in the ring to run for the Alabama State Board of Education.

He will run against Mary Scott Hunter for the District 8 seat in the June 3 primary.

In Parsons’ announcement at the Marriott Hotel in Huntsville Tuesday morning, the Republican explained one of his motives for running.

“I’m concerned about our youth. I’m concerned about where we’re going with this Common Core Standards plan.”

Parsons said he is adamantly opposed to the Common Core Standards.