Office: Jefferson County Board of Education, Place 2
Name: Robert Mardis III
Professional experience: Vice president of outreach, Alabama Young Democrats, 2017-present; product coordinator, O’Neal Steel, 2014-2017.
Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S. degree in business administration and management.
Civic experience: Co-chair of Youth Development, Alabama New South Coalition; Community Service Director, Young Democrats of America; volunteer literacy tutor and mentor with M Power Ministries.
Main issues: Mardis lists the following priorities on his campaign literature: safe schools, no failing schools, innovative learning for the 21stcentury, more vocational training and summer learning programs and more technological and computer training, including code writing, in elementary grades.