Parole officer announces run for MPS Board of Education

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Montgomery, AL- Alabama Probation and Parole Officer DeMarcus Keon Weems is a public servant and community advocate who is dedicated personally and professionally to public service. Born and raised on Montgomery’s west side, Weems graduated from George Washington Carver High School in 2000 then went on to earn his Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations from Troy University. After graduating from the Montgomery Police Academy in 2014 and securing a position as a School Resource Officer with the Wetumpka Police Department, he returned to his alma mater to earn his Masters in Criminal Justice in 2016.

Weems’ passion for education and public safety have been a guiding force throughout his glowing career in law enforcement. Serving and protecting his community for over five years now, Demarcus Keon Weems is running for a seat on the Montgomery County School Board District 4.

“I believe in our children’s ability to learn and I am committed to assisting our teachers with more resources.” Weems states. “I believe that a commitment to student success is a shared responsibility among students, parents, educators, and the community.

The mission of Weems’ campaign is to increase school safety, promote mental health, and bring awareness to the effects of post-traumatic stress and violent environments on the children in Montgomery Public School system.

Honoring his grandmother’s compassion and legacy of work in the Montgomery community, Weems founded the Rosa Zell Lawrence WECARE foundation. Dedicated to educating, informing, and providing services to our children, the mission of the Rosa Zell Lawrence WECARE foundation is to help stop violence and build the
community. Annual events of the organization include: Human Trafficking Self Defense Seminar, WECARE feeding our community Turkey Drive, Taking Back Our Schools, and Stop the Violence Rally.

DeMarcus Weems is an esteemed member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Abraham Lodge #267 PHA, NAACP, Western Hill Neighborhood Association, Mom’s Demand Action, and Lanier High School PTA.

The Primary Election is March 3, 2020.

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