Jonno Alcaro, left, and David Oberg took a few minutes at the Crozet Community Advisory Committee meeting May 20 to introduce themselves as candidates for the White Hall District School Board seat.
Alcaro, a five-year resident of Crozet, is the co-founder of YellowPages.com and has had an executive career in business in securities and Internet industries. His wife Nanette had an international career marketing boutique hotels. Their daughter is a freshman at Western Albemarle High School. Alcaro calls himself egoless in solving problems and said he intends to work for fair outcomes for parents, students and teachers. He said he has a long experience with budgeting.
Oberg is a Charlottesville attorney and the son of two public school teachers. His wife DJ is president of the Crozet Elementary PTO, where their daughter is in fifth grade. She is the former president of the county school system’s Parent Council.
Oberg said he is adamant that student learning should not be measured solely by multiple-choice tests and that community schools should be nourished beyond the mandates of state and federal laws.
The Gazette will run complete statements from each candidate as Election Day nears.