Padreus D. Pratter

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Padreus Pratter was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and attended Norfolk State University, a HBCU in Southeastern Virginia. Pratter is the namesake and primary donor behind the Padreus Pratter Book Award, an annual award given at the NSU Psychology Department based on financial need and academic excellence. Pratter currently has two children in the PWC school system [1, 7].
Pratter has worked primarily in community leadership during his professional career, including five years of service on the Prince William County Homeless Services Division, his position as the Prince William County Human Rights Commissioner, membership on his local Homeowners Association Board, and his participation in Leadership Prince William Class of 2022, a community success development program [1].

Key Issues

Parental Involvement

Pratter supports families in education and wants to provide them with all of the information needed for success through the provision of parent liaisons at every school in Prince William County and through strategic partnerships between schools and community organizations. Pratter also wants to hold regular town halls as a school board member and to ensure that the Student Services Department has sufficient resources to support military families in Prince William County [1].

School Safety

Pratter wants to prioritize deterrence of violence in schools through safety education and social-emotional support for students, and to focus on the development of a positive and supportive school culture as a means of protecting students. Pratter specifically wants to minimize incidents of bullying and discrimination; he wants to work with community partners to regularly evaluate the school environment [1].


Candi King, State Delegate; PW Perspective; Victor Angry, Neabsco District Supervisor; Chris Harris, Alexandria School Board Member; Monae Nickerson, Dumfries Vice Mayor; American Federation of Government Employees District 4; Everytown for Gun Safety; Krimson Political Action Council; Run for Something; The Collective Political Action Committee


1 Pratter for School Board 

2 Ballotpedia 

3 Run for Something 

4 Virginia Public Access Projects 

5 PW Perspective

6 Transparency USA

7 Norfolk State University