Experience: Interned under Congressman Rob Wittman, inspired to get more involved in local government. Reason for running: “I was moved through what I learned and understand that the biggest impact in government happens at the local level. Growth is inevitable, but you have to find the right balance and not tarnish the rural aspect of New Kent.” Why people should vote for you: “I am very approachable, work well with others, and pledge to make myself available and vow to address concerns of all citizens.”
Experience: Served on Williamsburg-James City County School Board in Mid-1990s, background in marketing and career and technical education background. Reason for running: “New Kent County Schools are good, but they can be the best in Virginia. I have the leadership skills to take this system and make us pioneers and not followers.” Why people should vote for you: One, I have the leadership and responsibility, and two, I have a passion for education and the kids in the school system.
Experience: Served on New Kent Board of Supervisors for 12 years, volunteers for several local community events. Reason for running: “I want to continue to work for the citizens. New Kent is a great place to live and I enjoy helping the people.” Why people should vote for you: “I am an outstanding supervisor and I enjoy my job.”
Experience: Worked for Governor’s Office as an assistant of Secretary Affairs, worked for Senator McDougal in public service. Reason for running: “As a lifelong resident of New Kent, I want to make sure that my district has a voice on the board. I want to make sure we grow responsibly and maintain our rural beauty.” Why people should vote for you: “I have the tenacity and commitment to be the best representative our district has to offer.
Experience: Spent past four years as current New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney, 24 years in private law practice. Reason for running: “I have enjoyed the service that I have brough to the community. I have learned the job and I have a good staff. I am excited to continue to serve the community.” Why people should vote for you: “I am asking for continuing support from the community. I promise to give my best effort to do the job and responsibilities related to the position.”
Experience: Served on Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee for the past two years, more than a decade of business experience in addressing customer needs, leadership roles in local organizations. Reason for running: “My siblings and I grew up in New Kent schools and I am now a parent of New Kent students. I believe New Kent County Public Schools have a strong foundation and I want to promote more ways for our families, community, and schools to work together to ensure success for all students.” Why people should vote for you: “As an independent and non-partisan candidate, I am committed to…
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Experience: Software engineer for 40 years, two years of teaching experience, educational family, background in political theory. Reason for running: “After the Glenn Youngkin election, he had a focus on education and spoke about the school boards. New Kent schools have been complacent for too long. I think we need vigorous leadership on the school board.” Why people should vote for you: “I’m committed to working with this excellent school system. I will be transparent, explain decisions and the way I voted, answer questions, and make sure accountability is held in the materials and curriculum.”
Experience: New Kent graduate and current educator, serves as assistant principal in Williamsburg/James City County. Reason for running: “I was educated in the county and want to give back to the community. The school system has done so much for me that I want to give back.” Why people should vote for you: “I live and breathe education. I am passionate about what educators do and feel that students are met with so many adversities. We need to provide them academic, social, and emotional growth as they grow up to be young adults.”
Experience: Member of New Kent’s Board of Supervisors since 2016. Reason for running: “I want to be the voice of the people in New Kent. I am a lifelong member of the county and I love this county.” Why people should vote for you: “I listen to the citizens and I am a person of action and not just words.”
Experience: Local business owner and attorney for 23 years. Reason for running: “I want to bring a major effect to the school system. I have children in the system and I just want to provide the best education and opportunities for them.” Why people should vote for you: “I believe I can make the best decisions possible for all children in the county.”