The Senior Statesmen of Virginia will sponsor a candidate forum for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Albemarle County School Board. Candidates for contested Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and School Board seats will share their views and respond to questions from the audience. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1:00pm – 2:45pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1180 Pepsi Place, Senior Center
CANDIDATES FOR ALBEMARLE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SAMUEL MILLER DISTRICT
JOHN LOWRY (R) lives in North Garden. His background is in financial management. He is
also a former chair of the Albemarle County Economic Development Authority. John is a
runner and a member of the Albemarle Pipes and Drums Corps. http://www.lowryforalbemarle.com
LIZ PALMER (D), the incumbent supervisor seeking a second term, lives in Ivy. She is a
graduate of Virginia Tech and the Auburn University Veterinary School. She served as chair of
the Board in 2016. She operates a veterinary hospice for companion animals.
CANDIDATES FOR ALBEMARLE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD RIO DISTRICT
KATRINA CALLSEN is a graduate of Yale, the Boston University School of Education and U.Va. Law. She is a former teacher with Teach for America. She volunteerswithKidsGiveBack. http://www.katrinacallsen.com
MARY McINTYRE is an alumna of UNC –Greensboro who holds master’sdegrees from the University of Michigan and the University of
Hawaii –Manoa. She has taught in North Carolina, Virginia and Hawaii and volunteered at a school in Tanzania. https://www.mary4albemarleschools.com
CANDIDATES FOR SAMUEL MILLER DISTRICT
GRAHAM PAIGE, the incumbent seeking his first full term, resides in Esmont. He is a graduate of Hampton University with a master’sdegree
from U.Va. He is a retired Albemarle County teacher. He is a trustee, adult Sunday-School teacher and organist at New Green Mountain
JULIAN WATERS is a 2017 graduate of Western Albemarle making his first run for elective office. He is active in education-policy issues
and a regular blood donor who founded the Model Aviations and Drone Club at Western Albemarle.
SSV Board Member Terry Cooper will moderate the Board of Supervisors forum, and SSV Vice President Rich DeMong will moderate the School Board forum.