State Legislators Troy Brown and Randal Gaines announce support of Kira Orange Jones

October 7, 2015—NEW ORLEANS—State Senator Troy Brown and State Representative Randal Gaines join a growing list of River Parish leaders who have announced their support for Kira Orange Jones for the District 2 seat on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Jones’ other supporters include St. John Parish School Board Member Russell Jack, St. John Parish School Board Member Keith Joseph and St. James Parish School Board Member Tyler Jasmine.

“More students are graduating and earning TOPS, test scores are up—the positive results are an undeniable testament to Kira’s work for our schools,” said State Senator Troy Brown,

“Kira inspires those around her to continuously try harder to build the strongest education system possible. Her commitment and dedication are empowering, and we can’t afford to lose her talents on BESE,” said State Representative Randel Gaines.

After obtaining a master’s degree in education, Kira became a 4th grade teacher and then an educational leader who supports more than 1,000 teachers as an administrator. She was first elected to BESE in 2011.

BESE District 2 includes the east and west banks of New Orleans, the west bank of Jefferson, and St. Charles, St. John, St. James and Assumption parishes. Early voting starts this Saturday the 10 and runs through the 17th. The primary will be Oct. 24, 2015.

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