Mario R. Beckles

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Mario Beckles has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in management from Webster University. Beckles has served 32 years in the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He currently works as a deputy comptroller for the Army and serves on the Army Board for Correction of Military Records. Beckles is also a certified government financial management analyst [1, 2].

Key Issues

Community

Beckles wants to expand community partnership by increasing opportunities for community volunteers to help teachers, parents, and students [1, 3].

Discipline

Beckles wants to raise discipline measures for students so that they can meet high standards. He supports accountability for schools’ and students’ results to furthermore support high standards [1].

LGBTQIA+

Beckles supports schools using students’ legal name and corresponding pronouns as well as allowing schools to determine bathroom/locker room policies corresponding to sex. He supports participation based on the student’s sex assigned at birth in regards to extracurricular activities separated by sex [3].

Parental Involvement

Beckles wants parents’ consultations on every decision impacting their children. He wants to respect and listen to parents’ voices and increase transparency and collaboration between schools and parents by prohibiting schools from withholding student information [1, 3].

Endorsements

Republican Party of Prince William County; Moms for Liberty; Yesli Vega, Candidate for Prince William County Board of Supervisors; Barbara Furr, Owner of F.H. Furr Plumbing

Sources

1 Mario Beckles 

2 Linkedin 

3 Facebook 

4 Ballotpedia

5 VPAP