CASA GRANDE — Kelly Herrington is a mother, a real estate agent and a resident of Casa Grande who is running for the Casa Grande Union High School District board.

Herrington moved around as a child but has lived in Arizona for over 20 years. She has lived in Casa Grande for almost six years.

“I have two children who are in the Casa Grande school district and their educational welfare as well as all the other children in the area is of utmost importance to me,” Herrington said in her candidate statement.

Herrington is a local real estate sales manager. She said charity and giving back to the community is very important to her. “I feel that being on the school board is another way I can help contribute to our community and would love an opportunity to serve.”

Herrington graduated from the University of Arizona with a marketing degree. “I may not have a strong educational background, but I do a lot for my community and my children go to school in this district.”

“What happens on the board happens to all of our children,” Herrington said. According to Herrington, she is using her contacts to encourage voters about giving her a spot on the board.

Herrington prides herself with the experience she has acquired through her work as a real estate agent and her love for charity work. She has been co-chair for the Realtor Memorial Run for the past four years, benefiting the Alliance Cancer Support Center, and has been involved in the Realtor golf tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor.

There are three open seats with four-year terms and one seat with a two-year term. Five candidates filed, including two as write-ins. Jack Henness was the only one to file for the two-year seat and will continue serving after being appointed recently.

“I am very involved in the community and want its continued growth and success,” Herrington said.

EDITOR’S NOTE — This is one in a series of profiles of candidates for the Casa Grande Union High School District Governing Board.

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Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.

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