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Education advocate runs to unseat State Sen. Marshall

S. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman";s:

Wilmington resident S. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman is challenging fellow Democrat Robert Marshall for his State Senate seat next year.

Lockman is director of the Parent Advisory Council on Education. The initiative advocates for increasing equity, access and effective education for Wilmington schools.

She’s trying to unseat Marshall, who has represented the 3rd Senate District since 1978. The district includes parts of Wilmington and Newport.

Lockman said during Marshall’s time in office, there hasn’t been enough focus on certain communities dealing with crime and a lack good jobs. She says she’ll put people first if elected.

“I think I could do a really good job of trying to get in there and understanding where people are coming from, helping them to develop their own leadership on those issues," she said. "That’s really been my experience that’s led me to this sort of service.”

Lockman also notes the district represents one of the poorest areas in the state and areas with the most robust job growth.

She said she wants to make sure everyone can benefit from the economic development. Marshall didn’t reply to a request for comment.

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