Michael Basile 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: Graham Paige & 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: Michael Basile served in the USMC for 25 years, retiring in 2009. He was a fighter pilot and flight instructor for 12 years. While teaching students, he learned teachers cannot reduce instruction or practice time and expect good results. In Texas, he founded a nonprofit to educate and engage community organizations to fight child abuse. Basile moved to Albemarle County in 2006 and entered into private employment. He is gifted at solving problems in the factory and the community. His daughter graduated from AHS in 2012 and CATEC in 2013. He mentors several students attending Albemarle schools.
Education: B. S. in Geography from Kansas University, 1990; Currently part-time student at PVCC in Electronics with time off for the campaign
Occupation: WWW Electronics
Previous political experience: None
Age on Election Day: 49
Hometown: Newport, Rhode Island
Family: Grown daughter and son, and a beautiful fiancée in Ivy
Other interests and experiences: I like to travel and visit my family. I like to exercise and run for health and fun, and help others do the same. I love to read and learn different things. I am a part-time student at PVCC learning about electronics. I like riding motorcycles and fixing things. I love helping out in the community through organizations like Love INC.
Telephone: (434) 806-6088