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February 1, 2013

McKee files for office

Attorney running for Eustace school board Place 6

Athens — Local attorney and child advocate Ashley Adams McKee, has announced her candidacy for the Eustace ISD School Board. Ashley filed paperwork Wednesday morning with Eustace ISD as a candidate for Place 6, which is currently held by board president Diane Russ. 

Russ, who has been on the board for over a decade, has indicated she is not seeking another term. 

McKee is a 1994 graduate of Malakoff High school. Other than her time away to attend college and law school, she is a lifelong resident of the Cedar Creek Lake area. She is a graduate of Navarro Junior College, the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Wesleyan School of Law.  

Ashley is married to District Attorney Scott McKee.  Ashley and Scott live on Cedar Creek Lake with their three boys Stuart (18), Ryan (7) and Ranger (5). Stuart, a senior, will attend Texas A&M University School of Engineering in the fall. Ryan and Ranger are students at the Eustace Primary School.

Ashley practices law in Henderson and surrounding counties with a focus on family law and the representation of abused and neglected children.  She is also the Eustace All Sports Association Boy’s Kindergarten basketball coach, team mom for the K-2 Football team, current board member and president elect of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Henderson County Bar Association.  “I have spent my entire career focused on the best interest of children” said McKee. “I have a passion for public service and advocating for kids.” 

McKee wants parents and educators to know that as someone who grew up in our community, she understands the challenges and opportunities available to our kids. 

“A quality education is a life changer. I want to encourage an expectation of excellence in our children. Ensuring the safety of our kids and teachers, while focusing on a first-class education, will be my top priorities.”

Eustace ISD, along with other local city and school board elections, will occur on May 11.

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