Graham Paige is a candidate for the Samuel Miller District seat on the Albemarle County School Board.  Five of the seven seats on board will be determined in the Nov. 3 election. Other candidates in this race include: Michael Basile & Brian Vanyo.

Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 10 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important education 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 2015 Voter Guide. The biographical information below is provided by each candidate.

Bio: Graham is a life-long resident of Esmont, a lover of this beautiful area of central Virginia and a product of the public schools of Albemarle County. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he taught science at Western Albemarle and Jack Jouett Middle Schools for 24 years. Since retiring, he has been involved in a variety of activities in the area including a) his church- New Green Mountain Baptist; b) fraternal organizations- (100 Black Men of Central Virginia and the Odd Fellows); c) various Boards (Piedmont Housing Association, Jordan Development Corporation, Scottsville Museum and Southern Albemarle Family Practice Advisory); and d) tutoring and volunteering at B.F. Yancey Elementary. 

Education: B.S., Hampton University; Master of Education- University of Virginia

Occupation: Retired

Previous political experience:

    Superintendent’s Equity and Diversity Appointee to the Albemarle County Long Range Planning Advisory Committee;

    Community representative on B.F. Yancey Elementary School Principal Selection Committee;

    Community representative on committee studying consolidation of Southern Feeder Pattern Elementary Schools

Age on Election Day: 69

Neighborhood: Esmont

Hometown: I was born in Charlottesville but grew up in Esmont

Family: Many relatives in the Esmont area

Other interests and experiences: I have several hobbies: listening to all types of music, playing the organ, playing Scrabble on the computer and occasionally hitting the courts for tennis

Telephone: (434) 286-3639

Email: gtpaige@aol.com