Moynihan not seeking reelection to School Board

Albemarle County School Board member Pam Moynihan announced Thursday that she will not seek a fifth term.

“I feel it is time for me to step back and allow another citizen a chance to serve the community, perhaps one with children in the schools,” said Moynihan, who represents the Rio District.

“I have enjoyed my time as a school board member, proudly serving the citizens of Albemarle County, representing the fine residents of the Rio District, and most importantly, ensuring the finest public education for our children.”

Moynihan said she will continue to participate fully on the School Board until her term ends Dec. 31.

Mary McIntyre, a literacy specialist at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, will formally announce her candidacy at Northside Library at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Moynihan also said that she will not run for the Rio District seat on the county’s Board of Supervisors this year.

“While I am willing to consider a run for this seat, or perhaps some other elected office in the future, I cannot do so at this time due to the requirements and responsibilities of my current full-time employment,” said Moynihan.

Incumbent Rio District Supervisor Brad Sheffield announced last month that he would not run for a second term. Former Albemarle County School Board member Ned Gallaway is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Rio District seat.

Moynihan, a senior analyst at the National Ground Intelligence Center and former U.S. army officer, has represented the Rio District on the county School Board since 2002.

“Pam has been a consistent, unwavering voice for progress, for fairness, for prudent use of public monies, and common sense,” said School Board chairwoman Kate Acuff.