Mark S. Askew, Sr.

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Askew is from Norfolk and graduated from Norview High School. Askew graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies. He served in Norfolk State University’s Student Government Association and was a part of ROTC. Askew has served as the owner of Mark Askew Sr. Consulting Service from 1997 to the present [1]. Askew has also been involved with The Virginian-Pilot as a writer [3].

Key Issues


Askew supports a “back-to-the-basics” approach and wants to implement Saturday school days [5].


Askew prioritizes teacher pay compression even if it means delaying ongoing school building projects [5].


Askew wants all demographics to be present at city council meetings. He believes that seniors feel left out because they can’t get to public meetings or understand certain technologies. To combat this, he wants to formulate a simple, half-page survey asking citizens which means of communication they prefer local government to use – email, snail mail or phone message – to connect with them [3].


No endorsements could be found.


1 LinkedIn
2 Children Advocates
3 The Virginian Pilot: Askew
5 The Virginian-Pilot: Candidates lay out plans . . .