Brenda Davis, candidate for District 9 of the State Board of Education, will be the guest speaker at the Panola County Democrat Club on Oct. 12. The meeting will be held at the Community house in Davis Park starting at 5:30 p.m., and the public is invited.

Davis is a retired journalism and English teacher, a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, and a wife and mother of two and grandmother of four.

“I am a product of Texas public schools as are my children and grandchildren. My daughter is a former dyslexia teacher and is currently a 504 coordinator in the Frisco ISD,” she said.

“Running as a representative on the State Board of Education seemed like a natural progression for me. My goal as a representative is to give teachers a voice in Austin and to advocate for rural districts,” she added.

The meeting room at the community house will be set up for social distancing, and attendees are encouraged to wear face masks, said John Foster, club president. For more information, contact him at (903) 693-8607 or Wanda Gaines, club vice president, at (903) 806-3243.