McGinnis announces candidacy for District 4 seat on Huntsville School Board

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With about two weeks before candidates can officially file paperwork to run, a second person has announced a run for the Huntsville City School Board District Four seat.

Longtime educator Walker McGinnis is going after the seat being vacated by Topper Birney.

Birney is retiring after holding the position for 12 years.

McGinnis said he’s happy with the way the school system is progressing and backs Superintendent Casey Wardynski’s plans against the decades old desegregation order.

McGinnis will go up against Kimberly Battle, who announced her candidacy in April.

McGinnis says he has more experience than her.

“I have served the Huntsville City Schools for the last three and a half decades, as a teacher, coach and school administrator.  Since retirement, I’ve remained active in civic organizations.

McGinnis ran unsuccessfully for the District 3 seat in 2010.

Jennie Robinson beat him in the election.

Candidates this year cannot submit paperwork to officially become a candidate until July first.

The vote is August 26th.

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