November 4, 2010 — Voters returned Betty Peters to the Alabama State School Board on Tuesday night, handing her a third term as the district 2 representative.
With 10 of 14 counties reporting as of press time, Peters, a Republican, won a decisive victory, defeating Democratic challenger Betty Letlow 96,799 votes to 61,997 votes.
Peters ran on her record of fighting corruption in the two-year college system and opposing what she describes as federal overreach into state education. Letlow ran a campaign based on getting politics out of the school board and seeking increased federal funding for Alabama education.
The above article is no longer available but here are some other articles about other years Betty ran and won her school board seat:
February 28, 2014 — Betty Peters, who serves on the SBOE from Dothan is another example. She was opposed in 2014 by retired school superintendent Barry Sadler. She raised $25,569 while Sadler got $85,000 from BCA, $15,000 from StudentsFirst and $53,034 from the Alabama Federation for Children.
December 2002 — Election Update (Eagle Forum) “Grassroots activists in many states have much to celebrate following last month’s mid-term elections. Pro-family candidates prevailed in a number of important races at the federal, state, and local levels, some despite tremendous odds. One David vs. Goliath effort occurred in Alabama, where Eagle Forum leader Betty Peters was elected to the State Board of Education by 1,700 votes out of more than 150,000 cast. Her opponent, Democrat Charlotte Kirkland Williams, was supported by the Alabama Education Association (AEA), the state affiliate of the NEA.
“Betty knew her real opponent was the AEA,” Alabama Republican Assembly President Frank Myers stated in an editorial on Nov. 6. “The Birmingham News actually called the race one between the Eagle Forum and the AEA. The AEA-supported PACs and other liberal PACs heavily financed the Democrat candidates, while Betty had only a few thousand dollars in contributions.”
Myers noted that “many friends and supporters” helped Mrs. Peters win, adding that “she had the right message” in promoting education based on proven methods and common sense.
Mrs. Peters is a self-made education expert. As conservative political pundit Diane Alden noted, “Betty is not an educational hack but an accountant who has become one of the South’s most knowledgeable experts on the failures of public education and alternative plans to counter those failures.”
Peters will represent both city and county public school systems in 14 counties as a member of the state board. “She will bring a breath of fresh air to the board,” Myers asserted.”