Brenda Johnson

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Johnson graduated from Hicks Beauty Academy and worked as a Revlon merchandiser. Johnson served on the Chesapeake School Board from 2004 to 2012. She was also chairwoman of the Community Service Women’s Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, board member of Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia; board member of the Oscar Smith Middle School PTSA. Johnson has volunteered for the Chesapeake Educational Foundation and Taste of Chesapeake. Lastly, she has served on the South Norfolk Revitalization Commission, Women’s Club of South Norfolk, and South Norfolk Civic League [2, 3].

Key Issues

Education

Johnson supports all-day kindergarten through a phased approach that takes into account facility availability and resources. She believes Title I schools should be more responsive to future changes to SOLs in order to achieve higher assessment scores [3].

Government

Johnson wants to work together with the City Council and the legislatures, as well as the administration, teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and custodians to be effective and efficient [3].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 House Resolution No. 198
3 The Virginian-Pilot