In addition, newsletters from public officers of the district are defined as prohibitive political advertisements if they support or oppose candidates for nomination or election to public office.
Morrison has asked a teachers’ union to support him as well, he said, but knows of no official decision.
Age discrimination has been a factor in the campaign, said Morrison, who believes he has “made some people mad by just being a candidate.”
He reports he has raised just enough funds to cover a website and other social media.
“We have yet to have received enough for a campaign sign,” he said. “We’re fighting an uphill battle.”
Morrison has lived in Aledo his entire life and is the son of Glenn and Tammy Morrison, who he describes as “very supportive but letting me do this on my own.”
Donna Roe, secretary to Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty, said Morrison, who will graduate in May, is old enough to serve.
“Our question is that we don’t know his college plans,” she said. “You have to live in the district.”
Morrison said he will probably commute from home to TCU, UNT or UTA.
“Aledo ISD has offered me so many experiences and opportunities,” he said, “and I want to ensure that for the next generation.”