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Tifani Moore wins school board seat in Lexington-Richland Five special election

Tifani Moore won the special election with 2,322 votes, 56.18% of votes cast.

IRMO, S.C. — Voters in Lexington-Richland School District Five selected a new school board member in a special election held on Tuesday. 

In unofficial results from the Richland County Election Commission, Tifani Moore won the election with 2,322 votes, 56.18% of votes cast. The election results will be officially certified on Friday. 

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Tifani Moore is the Development Director of LRADAC (Lexington Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council). Moore is a mother of three children, who attended Lexington-Richland Five schools, and is a member of the Dutch Fork Middle School improvement council (2020-2021). 

On her Facebook page, Moore said: “My goal is to bring transparency and sensible decision-making to the school board with a keen focus on supporting all of our students in District Five and the outstanding professional educators and staff in Lex-Rich Five.”

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU DISTRICT 5!!! While the results won't officially be certified for a couple days, we...

Posted by Tifani Moore for Lex-Rich 5 School Board on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

On her Facebook page, Moore said: “My goal is to bring transparency and sensible decision-making to the school board with a keen focus on supporting all of our students in District Five and the outstanding professional educators and staff in Lex-Rich Five.”

Three candidates were vying for the seat on the Lexington-Richland District Five school board -- Haley Griggs, Jeffrey Herring and Tifani Moore. 

The seat was vacated by Ed White, who resigned in protest after former Superintendent Christina Melton stepped down in June.

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