R.M. Jessie Jr., or Richard Jessie, has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Washington University. Jessie served 18 years as a major in the Marines and has earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He has also worked as a HR Professional for Lockheed Martin for 14 years. Jessie’s wife, Lillie Jessie, was the former Occoquan District School Board Member and is not running for re-election [1, 2].
Jessie supports using the budget to create educational infrastructure, such as by getting science labs in every school. He wants to create the first net zero energy school in Occoquan .
Jessie wants to meet with African-American, Hispanic, and LGBTQIA+ communities to listen to their concerns and create a more fair school environment .
Jessie supports stronger safety measures for schools .
Jessie supports collective bargaining for school teachers and staff to keep the school system competitive with recruitment and retention .
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