Arnold A. Westbrook Jr.

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Arnold A. Westbrook Jr. graduated with a master’s degree in American and English literature at Virginia State University. Westbrook has experience working as a Professor of English for Virginia State’s honors college. Moreover, he has also worked at Petersburg Public Schools and is from a family of educators. In 2021, he was elected as the interim councilor for Ward 7, succeeding former councilor John Hart [1, 2].

Key Issues


Westbrook believes that literacy levels in schools should be improved and wants to empower youths more. Moreover, he wants schools to create more opportunities for students, such as opportunities outside of the standard learning methods in school. He also wants to help schools with their funding [2].


Westbrook wants an improved budget for Petersburg that involves allocating resources towards improving health outcomes of the city and also more revitalization programs and city cleanup programs. Moreover, he would also like to allocate resources so that the city can have better infrastructure and technology [1].


Westbrook wants better economic development: he wants poverty in the city to decrease and wants a thriving city economy [1].


No endorsements could be found.


1 The Progress Index: Get to know…
2 The Progress Index: Petersburg appoints educator…
3 Yahoo