COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A Lexington Town Council member is throwing her hat in the running for state superintendent of education. Kathy Maness, a former educator and current executive director of Palmetto State Teachers Association, announced Monday afternoon that she will be running for the position.
Maness was elected to the Lexington Town Council back in 2004. She said her experience as a parent, classroom teacher and leader of an organization with thousands of educator members has prepared her for the role.
Current Superintendent Molly Spearman announced at the end of October that she would not be running for a third term, and she wants to spend more time with her family.