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Candidate interview: James Bryant (Charlottesville School Board)
James Bryant, April 11 2018
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Credit: Josh Mandell, Charlottesville Tomorrow
James Bryant is running in the 2018 special election for a school board seat following his appointment as an interim member.
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Charlottesville Tomorrow | Monday, November 05, 2018 at 3:15 p.m.
James Bryant is running unopposed in the Nov. 6, 2018 special election for a seat on the Charlottesville School Board.
 
Bryant was appointed to the School Board in April to fill a vacancy. His seat will be up for election again in November 2019. 
 
Bryant was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked nine questions about his qualifications, priorities and important education issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of the interview. 
 
 
 
Education
Virginia Union University-  B.A.   Music Education
University of Virginia-       M.Ed. Counselor Education 
 
Current Occupation:  Retired Music Teacher/ Professional School Counselor -  Currently work at Piedmont Virginia Community College  (Academic Coach)
 
Previous political experience:   None
 
Age on Election Day: 64
 
Neighborhood: 10th and Page Street
 
Hometown: Charlottesville
 
Family: Single, My mother Frances Bryant is my inspiration and stanch supporter. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters and a older brother, sister, and father who is deceased..
 
Interests: I am a Christian and love my pastor Dr. Alvin Edwards and my church- Mount Zion First African Baptist Church. I love to mentor and volunteer my time and talent working with young people. As my pastor would say, "it is your responsibility to lift up, inspire, motivate, and bless others with your God given talent." I also love to minister through music. 
 
Phone number:   434-825-0025
 
Email: bryantj1@charlottesvilleschools.org
 
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