Antonia C. Saunders

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Antonia Saunders graduated from Bryant & Stratton College with an AS in business administration and a BBA in business, management, marketing, and related support services and received her MBA from Strayer University in digital entrepreneurship. Saunders has worked as a certified nursing assistant and is currently self-employed under Antonia Saunders Recruitment and Executive Search. Saunders is the founder and CEO of Christian’s Crusaderz, LLC., a mental health company, and is a committee member of the VA NAACP and Chesterfield County Branch NAACP Education committee, as well as a board member for the Educational Advisory Board for Bryant & Stratton College [1, 2, 6, 7].

Key Issues

Accessibility

Saunders supports accessible education for autistic and special needs children and claims to have first-hand understanding of their challenges as a caregiver and professional for special needs children. She also wants to increase support and resources to these caregivers and professionals [1, 3, 7].

Parental Involvement

Saunders wants to bridge the gap between schools and families through transparency and good communication [1].

Teachers

Saunders supports, “investing in schools,” by investing in high quality teachers and staff for Chesterfield county schools. She wants to focus on funding Chesterfield schools as she claims, “The kids are our future and their voices matter,” in a recent statement [1, 8].

Endorsements

Democratic Committee of Chesterfield County; Blue United PAC; Ghazala Hashimi, Virginia State Senator

Sources

1 Antonia 4 Bermuda

2 LinkedIn 

3 Facebook

4 Ballotpedia 

5 VPAP 

6 Antonia Saunders

7 Chesterfield Dems

8 Richmond