Jeremy D. Rodden

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Rodden graduated from La Salle University with a BA in English writing and religion in 2003 and graduated from Holy Family University with a MA in education in 2010. Rodden worked primarily in retail sales for the first ten years of his professional career and now works as a self-published author of middle-school fantasy and sci-fi novels. Rodden also works as a substitute teacher in Chesapeake Public Schools, and volunteers with the City of Chesapeake as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for disconnected youth. Rodden is a father of three children in the Chesapeake Public School system and previously ran for election to an at-large school board seat in 2022 [2, 7].

Key Issues

Education

Rodden wants to increase wages for teachers to improve working conditions, which he believes will also improve both student quality of life and the efficacy of public education systems [1].

Equity

Rodden wants to promote equitable access to education for all students regardless of geographical location in Chesapeake and supports the necessary allocation of resources to ensure this among Chesapeake schools – Rodden also supports mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ acceptance in these public forums [1].

Endorsements

Roe Your Vote Virginia, Virginia NOW PAC, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, Vote Pro Choice

Sources

1 Facebook
2 Jeremy Rodden for VA 90
3 Ballotpedia
4 WAVY
5 VPAP
6 Run For Something
7 LinkedIn