Alisabeth Janai Lancaster



Lancaster retired from a 28-year career as a Federal Reserve law enforcement officer in 2010.

During her career, she worked in protective services and performed duties such as dignitary escorts, dignitary protection, U.S. Treasury operations and other law enforcement-related services.

Lancaster holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and law enforcement certification through the state of Colorado.



"I am running because I had attended a school board meeting in which the parents and the community were not being addressed with their concerns, and I did have some people ask me to run," Lancaster said. "As a voter, and not just the candidate, I had some issues with the current board members."

Lancaster said that the Santa Rosa County School Board was not nearly as transparent as it should be and that its current members have not done a good job addressing concerns held by parents in the county.

"The teachers are very reluctant to come forward and speak of their issues and concerns that they are having," she said.

While speaking last month at a political forum organized by the Gulf Coast Patriots, Lancaster made it clear that she opposes critical race theory being included in teacher's lesson plans.

"I am one of those who just believe we should teach our children, give them the skills and the tools that they need to succeed," she said.

"Their interests will take them into the realm of what they want to and toward their goals and where their dreams are," she continued. "I just do not believe we should be bombarding them with all these social transformation issues."

She also made headlines for saying at the forum that doctors who prescribe hormone blockers to children transitioning between genders should be hanged.

"These doctors that are going along with mutilating these children and prescribing hormone blockers to these kids, in my opinion, they should be hanging from the nearest tree," Lancaster said.

Lancaster declined to comment on her statement afterward, but it was largely rebuked not only by her opponent but other local politicians.

"A statement advocating a violent act such as lynching is abhorrent and alarming," Boston wrote. “It is un-American to call for the murder of Americans that disagree with us."

Colin Warren-Hicks can be reached at or 850-435-8680.

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Santa Rosa School Board District 3: Carol Boston, Alisabeth Lancaster