Leah Puryear is a candidate for the Charlottesville School Board. Three of seven at-large seats on the board will be determined in the November 7 election. Puryear is an incumbent and there are no contested races.

Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 11 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. 

Education:  I attended Hampton Institute, which is currently Hampton University and graduated in 1975, with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Marketing and Management. I received my M.A. degree from the University of the District of Columbia in 1978, with a concentration in Adult Education/Administration and Supervision

Occupation: Director of Upward Bound at UVA since 1982 and prior to, I was the Upward Bound Counselor

Previous political experience: First elected to the Charlottesville City School Board in 2006

Age on Election Day: 64

Neighborhood: Greenbrier neighborhood

Hometown: Hampton

Telephone: (434) 964-1275


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