Yvette Mira-Talbott is running for the Monroe County School Board seat being vacated by Andyt Griffiths, who will not seek reelection after more than 30 years on the board. CONTRIBUTED

Local businesswoman and community advocate Yvette Mira-Talbott announced on Nov. 9 that she is running for the Monroe County school board, District 2 seat in the 2024 election. Current District 2 board member Andy Griffiths, the longest-serving elected official in Monroe County, is not seeking re-election. 

“With a lot of thought and encouragement from the community, I am honored to announce my candidacy for the Monroe County School Board District 2 seat,” Mira-Talbott said. “I have a deep passion for education and community service and I am excited to bring my expertise and commitment to this important role.”

Mira-Talbott ran against Griffiths in 2012, losing by 61 percent to 39 percent. 

Mira-Talbott is a fifth-generation resident of the Keys; she attended Monroe County schools and is a graduate of Florida State University. After guiding her three children through Monroe County schools, she remained involved as a parent, grandparent and philanthropist, working with organizations that serve the youth of the community. She is committed to serving the district and working to ensure that every student has access to the resources and support needed to succeed. Mira-Talbott also brings years of successful business experience.  

“Having been an active parent in the district, with years of community service, I have the knowledge and strong skill set that I will bring to the position,” Mira-Talbott said. “When elected to the Monroe County school board, I will work collaboratively with other members to make informed, data-driven decisions that support the success of all students. I look forward to engaging with voters, listening to your concerns, and sharing my vision for a bright future for our schools.”