Former Obama official Jackie Norris to announce bid for Des Moines school board
Jackie Norris will announce on Monday that she’s running for the DSM School Board, according to a weekly newsletter published by Polk County Democrats.
Background: Norris was President Obama’s 2008 Iowa senior advisor and First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff.
- Last month she became owner and president of the SPPG consulting firm in West DSM.
The big picture: About 40% of DSM property taxes go to the school district.
- And DMPS has lots of upcoming challenges. For one, superintendent Tom Ahart goes before a state board today to fight to retain his administrator’s license.
What to expect: Norris is seeking one of two at-large seats that are on November's ballot.
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