Gayle Gilmore

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Gayle Gilmore earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.Ed. from Old Dominion University. She has worked as a guidance counselor for Chesapeake Public Schools and is now a co-pastor [4].

Key Issues

Public Safety

When the Chesapeake City Council delegated $2 million to invest in student safety measures and lock school doors during classes after the Parkland shooting, Gilmore stated that more should be done. She wants more emphasis on mental health services and prioritizes getting to the source of such issues [2].


Gilmore wants students in Chesapeake to have equal opportunity regardless of socioeconomic status. She supports offering competitive pay for teachers making sure the schools are safe and secure [4]. Gilmore has also stated that the school system is lacking in teacher pay and transportation [3].


No endorsements could be found.


1 Facebook
2 The Virginian-Pilot: 11 candidates are vying for Chesapeake School Board
3 The Virginian-Pilot: Chesapeake School Board candidates differ
4 The Virginian-Pilot: Crowded race for School Board in Chesapeake
6 YouTube
7 Gayle Gilmore for Chesapeake School Board