Andrew Kohen

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Andrew Kohen earned his PhD in economics from Ohio State University. Kohen is a former Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. He has served on the Harrisonburg City School Board since 2014 and as CEO of AIK Consulting since 1979. Kohen also serves on the Board of Directors of Skyline Literacy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing literacy and citizenship training for adults [1, 2].

Key Issues


Kohen is an advocate for expanding access to STEM education. He has previously expressed support for health fairs and educational panels across Harrisonburg [2].


Kohen is in favor of two-year terms for board chair and vice chair in order to increase stability [5].

Public Safety

Kohen wants to increase safety in public schools. He recently expressed support for active shooter training at local elementary schools around Harrisonburg [2].


Harrisonburg Democratic Committee; Eileen Filler-Corn, Former Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates; Rural GroundGame


1 LinkedIn
2 WhoGlocal
3 Facebook: Harrisonburg Democratic Committee
4 Daily News-Record
5 The Citizen
6 Facebook: Andy Cohen, Harrisonburg City School Board