John R. Eley III

Key Facts

Party Independent
Status Challenger

Background

John R. Eley III graduated from Menchville High School in 2002. He is the owner of Your Hair Boutique and works as a marketing consultant [1]. He previously served on the Newport News City School Board in 2016 and 2020 [3].

Key Issues

Education

Eley has stated that he would prioritize increasing teachers’ salaries, improving career training, and promoting the arts in schools if he were elected [4].

Gun Policy

Eley advocates for uniting families to come up with solutions to stop gun violence. He organized the Save Our Children Community March in December 2021 following a shooting at Menchville High School [5].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 Facebook
3 Virginia Department of Elections 
4 Daily Press 
5 WTKR