Jordan M. Gray

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Jordan M. Gray graduated from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor’s in history and an MA in teaching. Gray has been a teacher since 2018, teaching at An Achievable Dream Middle and High School, located in Southeast Newport News. Last year, Gray taught social studies at Warhill High School Williamsburg, and he plans on teaching at Benjamin Syms Middle School for the upcoming school year. In 2021, Gray assisted in the founding of a new “Teachers for Tomorrow” program in Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools. Gray unsuccessfully ran as the Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates District 93, losing to Democratic candidate Michael P. Mullin [2, 3, 5].

Key Issues

Education

Gray wants to reduce emphasis on tests [5].

Economy

Gray wants to fund more after-school opportunities for students, fund more magnet programs, pay teachers based on merit, reward high performing teachers, and incentivise teachers through benefits [5].

Public Safety

Gray wants at least one school resource officer per school, a modernization of security systems, as well as the implementation of a “See Something, Say Something!” campaign to address school safety [4, 5].

Economy

Gray wants to partner with local businesses to provide workplace readiness opportunities for students [5].

Endorsements

Dr. Pat Woodbury, Newport News City Councilwoman, Central District 2, Seat A

Sources

1 VPAP
2 WAVY
3 Ballotpedia
4 Facebook
5 Gray for School Board