Karima M. Hopkins-Lockwood

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Karima completed her BS in Business Administration at Old Dominion University and an MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management at Liberty University. She is a military wife, and she has had experience managing budgets [3].

Key Issues


Lockwood hopes to fund Universal Pre-K. Lockwood wishes to allocate an increase in resources to Title 1 elementary schools [3].


Lockwood advocates for teachers to have competitive compensation packages which include pay, health care, retirement, and bonuses [3].

Parental Involvement

Lockwood believes in having programs that help parents become more involved with the school system [3].

School Safety

Lockwood hopes to work with local law enforcement and security professionals to minimize crimes committed against and in schools [3].


To help decrease the amount of disciplinary actions needed, Lockwood advocates for student outreach and mentorship programs [3].


Lockwood argues for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to have an increased presence in school. Lockwood additionally stresses a decreased emphasis on standardized testing [3].

Mental Health

Lockwood believes in having mental health counseling for students [3].

Civil Rights

Lockwood advocates for fully funding resources for students with disabilities [3].


Suffolk Democratic Committee


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