Jennifer Lynn Economy

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Jennifer Lynn Economy graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Administration of Justice. Economy is a career public investigator, previously working within various bureaus in the United States, including spending a year as a surveillance investigator for the CDC-established Virginia Violent Death Reporting System (VVDRS) [1]. Economy is currently a licensed private investigator and caregiver for senior citizens [2].

Key Issues

Social Programs

Economy advocates for full compliance with 504s and IEPs and increased support programs for children with disabilities. During her time as a parent with children attending Chesapeake Public Schools, Economy wrote emails and spoke at meetings advocating for increased mental health programs for students during COVID-19 lockdowns [1]. 

Education

Economy wants to increase transparency between elected officials and constituents by establishing student and parent advisory committees  considering more parent opinions on school curricula [1]. Economy is against the teaching of divisive concepts in schools. In June of 2022, Economy filed a complaint to pull a graphic novel from school libraries. Though she claims her request was denied, on the school board, Economy wants to expedite the process of removing books deemed inappropriate [3]. 

Military

Economy supports expanding access to care and resources for children of servicemembers. Economy is in favor of a policy that would allow military families who homeschool to participate in sports and extracurricular activities [4]. 

Endorsements

Thomas Homan, Acting Former Director of I.C.E.

Sources

1 Economy for Chesapeake School Board
2 LinkedIn
3 Yahoo
4 Instagram
5 VPAP
6 Facebook
7 Jennifer Economy for Chesapeake School Board