Erika R. Ogedegbe

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Erika R. Ogedegbe has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ogedegbe formerly worked at George Washington University where her positions included Associate Vice Provost in Student Systems Services and Analytics in Enrollment and Student Success, IT Director in EMR Systems and Analytics/Enrollment Management and Retention, leader of Interim Duties and Special Projects, and Senior Associate Director in the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Prior to that she worked at IBM as a Program Manager in Technology, a PeopleSoft Team Lead, and a Functional PeopleSoft Student Administration Application Consultant. Prior to this Ogedegbe worked in the Financial Aid Office at University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was Assistant Director and Implementation Lead, and Assistant Director for Student Loan Programs. Further than that, she was the Procurement and Inventory Manager and Accounts Payable Administrator at Deerfield Data Systems [1, 2, 10].

Ogedegbe is the CRM Advisory Board Chair, the Student Services Microtrends Chair, a member of the CRM Forum Steering Committee, a member of the Banner Advisory Committee, and the Data Steward for the Data Governance Committee. She is a former IT Directors Council Member and former Business Intelligence Advisory Council Member [10]. Lastly, Ogedegbe is a 2022 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate [4].

Ogedegbe has been endorsed by the Loudoun County Democratic Committee [1, 11].

Key Issues

Education

Ogedegbe supports the retention and growth of Loudoun County Public Schools staff. She aims to do this by making LCPS an employer of choice for teachers. She seeks to improve communication with families, spread appreciation for diversity, and invest in teaching that supports the needs of individual students. Ogedegbe supports mental health, extracurriculars, the arts, the physical infrastructure of Loudoun schools and facilities, and policies that make students feel welcome, seen and safe. She also is a supporter of the 2022 summer meal program in LCPS [1, 4].

Safety

Ogedegbe believes that the idea of arming teachers to prevent gun violence is false and dangerous. She believes in preventing gun violence by preventing shooters from getting guns in the first place, implementing threat assessment programs and security upgrades, and planning for emergencies [1, 4].

Endorsements

Loudoun County Democratic Committee; Kristen Umstattd, former Loudoun County Mayor and current County District Supervisor; Marty Martinez, Leesburg Vice Mayor; Zach Cummings, Leesburg Town Council Member

Sources

1 Erika for Loudoun
2 LinkedIn
3 Ballotpedia
4 Facebook
5 Loudoun Times-Mirror
6 Transparency USA
7 Virginia Department of Elections
8 Twitter
9 Loudoun Now
10 Loudoun County Public Schools
11 The Washington Post