We are a group of citizens committed to a vibrant City of Alexandria, who believe strongly that excellent schools are vital to our community.
We have joined together to endorse the following candidates in the upcoming election for School Board elections to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
- District A (Alphabetically) — William E. “Bill” Campbell and Stephanie Amann Kapsis
- District B (Alphabetically) — Kelly Carmichael Booz and Justin Keating
No endorsements were made in District C because there is not a competitive election in that district.
These endorsed represent a slate of individuals who, in their answers to a detailed survey, demonstrated both a broad understanding of our school’s operations and a strong knowledge of the issues. They articulated a strong commitment to improving educational outcomes for Alexandria’s students, better communications with stakeholders and for fiscal accountability and responsibility.
The surveyed responses from all candidates were thoughtful, articulate and comprehensive. We are truly grateful for all their efforts and lucky to live in a community with such extraordinary individuals willing to serve our community. Collectively, we endorse these candidates because they have the knowledge, ability and passion to run our City’s schools and make decisions on complex issues.
These candidates received the support of 75 percent or more of our group, which was the threshold for collective endorsement. Additionally, our collective endorsement of these candidates in no way precludes any member of this group from endorsing other individuals as candidates and in fact many members of our group are active supporters of candidates not endorsed here.
We encourage all of our fellow Alexandrians to become informed of the issues facing our schools and vote in the election for School Board members. Toward that end and with the candidates’ permission, we are posting their answers to our detailed questionnaire at www.alexandriaschoolboardvote.blogspot.com and encourage people to consider these answers before they vote.
J. Glenn Hopkins