Education is more than a talking point for John. With five children and three school-age grandchildren of his own, John knows firsthand how important it is for our children to get a quality education. He believes every child deserves access to good public schools, and will work to put resources in our classrooms where they can do the most good. John believes a good education at an early age is the foundation of a good future, and he won’t stop until every school in our area has full-day kindergarten. John knows we send more tax dollars to Richmond than any other region, but our schools still don’t have the funding they need to fully support our students. John will work to bring more of our money back to Northern Virginia so our children can experience the world-class education they deserve.
John was the first person in his family to graduate from a four-year college. He served in the U.S. Air Force while attending college at night. It wasn’t easy, but the GI Bill helped him achieve his dream in return for his service. This experience has inspired John to make it easier for more people to go to college. That’s why he is working to find a state solution to the college debt crisis by forgiving some student loan debt in exchange for community service. Too many students are being crushed under the weight of student loans, and John is committed to finding workable solutions.
In the Senate, John will fight for:
- Universal Pre-K for every child
- Our share of funding for Loudoun and Prince William schools
- More STEAM education
- Increasing the staff to student ratio
- Teacher pay raises
- College affordability
John is endorsed by the Loudoun Education Association and the Virginia Education Association.