School board member Hunter won't run for governor

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By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter of Huntsville says she's decided to run for re-election rather than for governor.

 

Hunter announced in June that she was considering challenging Republican Gov. Robert Bentley in the GOP primary next year. She said Thursday she decided not to run for governor after talking with Bentley. She said she expects Bentley to be more engaged on education issues than he has been, and that's important to her.

 

Hunter said she made the decision before the Madison County Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution Monday night condemning her support of Common Core educational standards.

 

She also said that four more years on the state school board will help her build credentials for political opportunities that come along later.

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