NN School Board to Host Candidate Forum


Posted: December 12, 2019

The Newport News School Board will hold a Candidate Forum to hear comments from the qualified candidates for the upcoming vacancy in the Central District at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in the School Administration Building Auditorium, 12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News.

During the forum, the candidates in attendance will have the opportunity to address the School Board for up to three minutes.

The School Board received 19 qualified applications for the upcoming vacancy:

  • Maritsa Alger
  • Rebecca Lynne Shwayder Aman
  • Curtis D. Bethany, III
  • Shauntel Nikkole Bridges
  • Daniel Loren Chenoweth
  • Cynthia Connell
  • Elizabeth Courtney Elliott Gardner
  • Susan Mary Giunti-Yungbluth
  • Richard (Rick) E. Jones, Jr.
  • Holly Kathleen-Bautts Kidd
  • Dr. Lynn Lambert
  • Dr. Michelle Lange
  • Donald Ray Logan
  • Julianne Marse
  • Frederika Mayes
  • Peter James Mercier, III
  • Crystal Page Midlik
  • John Robert Scott
  • Dr. Lawrence Willis

The School Board will review the applications and appoint an interim member to serve through June 30, 2020 to fill the unexpired term of Shelly Simonds, which ends June 30, 2020. Simonds, who has served on the School Board since 2012, was elected to Virginia's House of Delegates on November 5. She will resign from the School Board.

The candidate forum will be televised live on NNPS-TV on Cox Channel 47 in Newport News and on Verizon Fios on Channel 17, and streamed live on nnpstv.com, ROKU and Apple TV.