MIDLOTHIAN — A 19-year resident, mother of three and veteran of the United States Navy recently announced her intentions of running for a seat on the Midlothian ISD Board of Trustees.

Through a press release, Andrea Walton, a recipient of the Navy League Award, officially tossed her name into the hat for Place 7 on the board in the upcoming May 6 election.

According to the release, Walton and her husband, Nick, a 1989 Midlothian High School graduate, have three children: Aubrey, a junior; Aryn, an 8th grader; and Thomas who is in elementary school.

“Andrea has a proven record track record of community service within the school district, neighboring districts, the county and the City of Midlothian. Andrea is known for her positive leadership and results that benefit the community,” the release notes. “Andrea comes from a long lineage of educators. Her mother in law, Sherry Walton, a long-time resident of Midlothian was a 6th grade math teacher for over a decade, retiring after 18 years. Andrea’s mother taught special education and was a counselor in Birdville ISD, retiring after almost 34 years in public education. Her grandmother, also a teacher retired after 25 years as a teacher.”

The release also notes Walton’s platform to be focused on “diversity, the true challenge of school finance, and attracting and retaining quality teachers in Midlothian ISD.”

Early voting begins April 24—28 from 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. and again May 1 and 2 from 7 am. — 7 p.m. Election Day is Saturday, May 6 from 7 a.m. — 7 p.m. Locations will be listed in the Mirror closer to election time.