Running on a platform addressing todays issues, local business owner Elizabeth Barnhardt announced her campaign for Lexington Five School Board.

Barnhardt said, “I have a robust agenda that puts kids first and focuses on academics.” She added “It is the parents who are the primary stakeholders of their children. I will be a voice for the parents.”

Barnhardt, a mother of three children in District Five, co-owns and operates Barnhardt Heating and Cooling with her husband Bobby. They live in the Irmo area. Barnhardt has also been a longtime global missionary.

“District Five has been a successful district for many years but we can always improve and must adapt to the realities that confront us in today’s world,” Barnhardt said. “I know I have a vision that the parents, teachers and taxpayers of District Five can rally around.”

The election for the school board will take place on Tuesday, November 8. To learn more about Barnhardt, visit her website at www.ElizabethforDistrict5.com.