佛罗里达州学校枪击事件受害者寡妇在帕克兰大选中赢得校务委员会席位

黛布拉·希克森(Debra Hixon)赢得了布劳沃德县(Broward County)的学校董事会席位, 佛罗里达, nearly three years after her husband was killed in the Parkland school shooting that left 17 死.

Chris Hixon

Hixon’s husband, 克里斯, was killed while trying to disarm the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, 佛罗里达.
Hixon won the Broward County School Board Countywide at Large Seat 9 星期二, 根据 the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website. She won more than 60% of the vote in her contest with Jeff Holness, 县说.
    It means this county has confidence and faith in me, and that means so much because they have been really what’s gotten our family through the last three years, and I am so honored to be able to serve them for the next four years on the school board,” Hixon told CNN affiliate WPLG-TV after the results came in Tuesday.
    The race between Hixon and Holness was a runoff election after neither candidate received at least 50% of the vote in the August primary. The seat became available when Robin Bartleman, a longtime member of the board, was elected to the Florida House of Representatives Tuesday, WPLG reported.
    Hixon currently serves as South Broward’s maritime/marine science and technology magnet coordinator. She is also the president of the Chris Hixon Athletic Scholarship, which is dedicated to the memory of her husband, 根据 her campaign website.
    Chris Hixon was the Stoneman Douglas athletic director and wrestling coach. His wife described him as an awesome husband, father and American.
    Every one of those students he thought of as his own kid,” Hixon said of her husband in 2018.
    A naval reservist, Chris Hixon had deployed to Iraq in 2007.
      He loved being an American and serving his country and he instilled that in our kids,” 她说.
      Chris Hixon, along with two other Stoneman Douglas coaches, was posthumously honored with the Best Coach Award at the ESPYS in 2018

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