Donna B. Sayegh

Key Facts

Party Independent
Status Challenger

Background

Donna Sayegh earned her BS and nursing degree from Old Dominion University as well as a master’s degree in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling focused in Interpersonal Relationships Skills from the International Institute for Restorative Practices. She has worked with various nonprofit organizations as a mediator. Sayegh currently works as a mediator with Dove of Peace Ministry where she helps people resolve familial, individual, or business-related conflicts [6]. She also worked as a nurse for more than 20 years [4].

Key Issues

Budget

Sayegh wants to get the city out of debt and wants the city to stop taking property off the tax rolls [2]. She also plans to establish a finance commission [5].

Transportation

Sayegh is against light rail expansion in the Portsmouth area [2]. She wants to replace larger buses with aesthetically pleasing shorter buses [7].

Economy

Sayegh is against a casino in Portsmouth and wants that land to be used for farming [3].

Education

Sayegh is in favor of implementing restorative justice practices to improve school security [4].

Public Safety

Sayegh hopes to fill public safety positions quickly, provide proper funding for public safety employees’ retirement plans, and pay them a living wage [5].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 VPAP 
2 WTKR 
3 13NewsNow 
4 WAVY 
5 Portsmouth City Watch 
6 LinkedIn
7 HRTPO 
8 The Virginian-Pilot