Bayi Dee Knowles

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Bayi Dee Knowles served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked at Portsmouth Naval Hospital as a Marine Corps Liaison. He later graduated from Old Dominion University and taught for Portsmouth Public Schools before opening a preschool with his wife [1].

Knowles has been labeled as a Republican under VPAP [2].

Key Issues


Knowles prioritizes a strong educational system and plans to work hand in hand with the school board and state representatives [1]. He believes high literacy will lead to lower crime rates [3].

Public Safety

Knowles wants the city to be well-paid, equipped, and provided with quality training. He also values first responders [1, 4].


Knowles wants to lower taxes and promote business growth to stop tax revenue from leaving the city. He looks to make Chesapeake attractive to small businesses and corporations [1, 4].


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