Independent Phillip Seay is a candidate for the Jack Jouett District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Four of the six seats on board will be determined in the November 5 election. Other candidates in this race include: Diantha McKeel (I).
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 10 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important quality of life issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews (also available on iTunes).
Highlights of all the candidate responses are available in this downloadable 2013 Voter Guide.
Bio: My campaign will focus on engaging and listening to the concerns of ALL Jouett residents and taking those concerns to work with other Supervisors and County personnel to promote good sense public policy that keeps what is good and to find effective ways to bring about positive and necessary change. I will work to ensure that our tax dollars are truly being spent on the goods and services that our County government is duty bound to provide. I will work to attract and sustain employment opportunities that provide adequate income for a reasonable standard of living which promotes a vibrant economy.
Education: Ed.S, Administration & Supervision, University of Virginia; M.Ed, Sport Psychology, University of Virginia; BS, Secondary Education – Social Sciences, University of Virginia; AS, General Studies, Central Virginia Community College; Charlottesville Leadership Development Academy; The First Tee Executive Director Academy
Occupation: Executive Director/Director The First Tee of Charlottesville since 2006
Previous Political Experience: None as an elected official. 28 years of public service in Virginia’s state, county and city governments. Experience lobbying members of the General Assembly regarding the appropriate care and protection of residents in Virginia’s mental health facilities and appropriate salaries for law enforcement and classroom teachers.
Age on Election Day: 52
Neighborhood or area of residence: Farmington community
Other interests and experiences:
- Hobbies: Reading, golf, fitness training and working with Zacky – the canine wizard.
- 8 years of experience in Virginia Criminal Justice System as Field Deputy in law enforcement and as Probation Counselor in juvenile rehabilitation
13 years of experience in Virginia Education System.
- Teacher: High & Middle Schools – social studies, current certifications; Administration: Summer School Principal & Assistant Principal, current certifications; Community College Adjunct Instructor: Health & PE
- Coaching: Head & Assistant - Varsity Football, Strength & Conditioning & Golf