Jeremy Rodden

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Jeremy Rodden obtained his M.Ed. degree from Holy Family University in Pennsylvania. Rodden has worked as an educator with the School District of Philadelphia and the Together We Can Foundation. He also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children and as a little league coach. Rodden is the co-founder of Chesapeake’s first annual Pride event, “Pride in the ‘Peake,” as well as the author of the Toonopolis novels [2].

Key Issues

Education

Rodden believes paying teachers well and improving their working conditions will provide students with a good education [2].

Infrastructure

Rodden is in favor of new construction and renovation of school buildings and orientation of infrastructure towards sustainability [2].

Government

Rodden is in favor of government transparency and wants School Board activities to be easily open to participation and scrutiny [2].

Religion

 

Rodden supports more secular representation in government, believing in the separation of church and state. He hopes to remove the religious invocation offer at the beginning of School Board meetings [4].

LGBTQIA+

Rodden is against banning books with content related to LGBTQIA+ identity in schools [1].

Endorsements

Chesapeake Democratic Party; L. Louise Lucas, Virginia Senate President Pro Tempore; Center for Freethought Equality PAC; Catalyst for Change, Inc.

Sources

1 Facebook 
2 Jeremy Rodden for Chesapeake School Board
3 Twitter 
4 Daily Kos 
5 Linkedin