Yesenia Lassiter

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Lassiter worked for four years as an evidence technician with the Charlotte Police Department and currently works as a senior and family portrait artist with Bella Luca Portraits. Lassiter also volunteers as a child advocate with the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. She is married to a Secret Service Lieutenant and has two children, one of whom is disabled—Lassiter cites the lack of accommodations for her daughter in public spaces as the primary motivation behind her political career [1, 2, 3, 6].

Key Issues

Equity

Lassiter wants to reduce the equity gap in schools by reducing classroom sizes and designing new initiatives that cater to all student’s diverse needs [1].

School Safety

Lassiter wants to work with law enforcement in order to create new security protocols and emergency preparedness infrastructure [1].

Teachers

Lassiter wants to offer increasingly competitive pay for teachers in order to create a supportive work environment and improve recruitment rates [1].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Yesenia for School Board 

2 NewsBreak 

3 LinkedIn

4 Ballotpedia

5 VPAP

6 WJLA