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February 22, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Baldwin County Board Member Angie Swiger of Gulf Shores has announced she will run for re-election to her seat this year.

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce my decision to run for re-election to the Baldwin County Board of Education, District 5,” Swiger said in a release. “When I took office five years ago, there was a great deal of work to do. Our Gulf Shores/Orange Beach schools were overcrowded and often neglected.

Swiger said adding more technology and foreign languages in the schools was part of her agenda.

“We struggled to offer college prep rigor or career readiness and there was little interaction between our community and our schools,” she said. “Our children had no voice and we vowed, together, to make sweeping changes.”

Swiger cited four new wings added to schools to ease overcrowding in her district.

“We expanded the Gulf Shores Elementary School cafeteria and added a fourth building to house our fifth and sixth grade classrooms. We added a new sixth grade wing at Orange Beach Elementary,” she said. “ We remodeled the middle school locker room and added A/C where none existed before.

Swiger also cited the rebuilding of a greenhouse on the middle school campus and partnering with the city of Gulf Shores to add a Green Industry Academy.

“It is a viable outdoor classroom where Green Industry academy and pre-academy students learn through hands on experience,” she said. “We added a 10,000-square- foot. building at Gulf Shores High School complete with state of the art science labs and classrooms and we are nearing completion of the Dolphin Student Center with a culinary kiosk, a Dolphin pride shop, a print center, and charging station.”

Swiger was elected to the seat in 2008 to a six-year term.