Republican Stephanie Bell, an Alabama Board of Education member since 1994, is not seeking reelection, she told Alabama Daily News today.
Bell said she’d intended to run, but she and her husband may be moving soon. When her current term is up, she’ll still live in Montgomery but outside of District 3 she’s represented for nearly 30 years.
“The reality is such that I probably will not be living in the district when this current term ends in January 2025,” Bell said. “Knowing that, I just couldn’t run.”
She’s the longest-serving member in the board’s history.
“People have been so encouraging in trying to get me to run, and that’s very humbling,” Bell said.
Qualifying for 2024 races ends today. As of mid-day, the ALGOP website listed four qualifiers: Ann Eubank, Charlotte Meadows, Kelly Moony and Melissa Snowden.
District 3 includes all of Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore and Shelby counties, southern Jefferson County and portions of Montgomery and Talladega counties.