In what can definitely be called a low-key announcement rolled out for family and friends, Staunton School Board member Amy Darby announced on Facebook Sunday evening that she would be a candidate for Staunton City Council.
Just before the Super Bowl began, she wrote:
So before the game starts, I want to share some news with all of you!
After much thought and prayerful consideration, I am excited to announce I am running for Staunton City Council in the upcoming general election on May 1, 2018!
Serving on the Staunton City School Board for the past eight years, has prepared me to move forward in the governance of our great city! I believe my experience has prepared me for the challenges we face as a City, and I accept that challenge. Staunton is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I know because I was born and raised here. Staunton is, and has always been, my home.
I look forward to your support and for the opportunity to represent all the wonderful citizens of our community.
Darby is a hometown girl, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1988 and then from Mary Baldwin College in 1992. She has lived in Staunton her entire life.
Politics isn’t foreign to her. Besides serving on the school board, her uncle is Dickie Bell who serves as the state Delegate for Staunton.
Watch for more on this race as the News Leader presumably will receive a press release from Darby and her campaign.
The City Council election will be held May 1.