Parkland School Board vice president announces reelection campaign
UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. — Parkland School Board Vice President Marisa Ziegler announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election.
The seat is among six on the board that will face election this year. Ziegler is the first candidate to announce her campaign to keep her seat.
- Parkland School Board Vice President Marisa Ziegler announced her re-election campaign Tuesday
- Ziegler, who was originally elected in 2019, was the first openly LGBTQ+ board director on the Board
- Six seats on the school board will be on the ballot in November
Ziegler announced her decision in a news release, saying she is “heartened” by what Parkland administrators and school board directors have accomplished in the past three years.
“My focus has always been on our students, families and teachers,” Ziegler said in the release. “In the future, I will continue to work with the administration and my colleagues to approve measures that will maintain excellence in academics, athletics and the arts, while also continuing to pass fiscally responsible budgets.”
"In the future, I will continue to work with the administration and my colleagues to approve measures that will maintain excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts, while also continuing to pass fiscally-responsible budgets.”Marisa Ziegler, vice president of the Parkland School Board
Ziegler originally was elected to board in November 2019 and was Parkland's first openly LGBTQ+ board director, according to the release. She is a mother of 10-year-old twins and has been a public school teacher for the past 16 years.
Ziegler has served as chairwoman of the board's Academics, Arts and Athletics Committee and now is chairwoman of the Personnel and Finance Committee.
She was elected to be vice president of the board in December 2022.
A crowded race
Among the six seats on the school board that will be on the ballot in 2023 will be board President Carol Facchiano, along with directors Jay Rohatgi, Lisa Roth, Robert Bold and Patrick Foose.
None of the other directors have said whether they plan to run to keep their seats in November.