Election 2015 Candidate Statements: David Oberg (Candidate for School Board White Hall District)


David Oberg

Candidate for School Board, White Hall District

David Oberg
David Oberg

David Oberg is an ideal candidate for the White Hall position on the Albemarle County School Board. He is passionate about public education, and possesses all of the knowledge and skills necessary to help him excel as a School Board member. If elected, David will work tirelessly to ensure that every child in Albemarle County is given the chance to attend a great public school.

David and his family are active members of the Crozet Community. His daughter Kendra attended Crozet Elementary from Kindergarten through 5th Grade, and this year is a 6th grader at Henley Middle School. David and his wife DJ have regularly volunteered in Kendra’s schools; they have both been involved in the PTO, and DJ has served as the President of the Crozet Elementary PTO, and as the Vice President of the Henley PATSO. Their family is active in the Crozet United Methodist Church, where he and DJ teach Sunday School. They have helped lead Kendra’s Girl Scout troop, and have taught Tae Kwon Do as part of the Crozet Elementary Eagle Time program.

David is fully versed regarding the budget and regarding educational law, and if elected he will use his expertise to bring positive change to the School Board. He supports a needs-based School Board budget that fully supports our students and our teachers; he is ardently opposed to using high stakes testing to evaluate our students and our teachers; and he wants to support and encourage our teachers to use their creative freedom and professional expertise to enable all of our students to reach their full potential.

Although running as an independent candidate, David has received personal endorsements from Republicans and Democrats alike. Among those who have endorsed his candidacy are White Hall Board of Supervisors Member Ann Mallek, Albemarle County School Board Chair Ned Gallaway, prominent Republican Patrick Wood, and former Crozet Elementary and Brownsville Elementary School principals, Karen Marcus and Jo Vining. David has also been endorsed by the Albemarle County Democrats and the Albemarle Education Association.

In many ways, David’s life exemplifies the American Dream. David’s grandfather never attended high school, but worked hard to provide a better future for his family. David’s father was the first member of the Oberg family to attend college. And after attending great public schools in Alaska, David went on to graduate with Honors from Washington University in Saint Louis, and from Cornell Law School. He has now practiced law for more than twenty years, and is a partner in the Law Firm of Jones Oberg & Green in Charlottesville. David understands the importance and value of hard work, but he also knows that none of his success would have been possible without great public schools and without great teachers helping him along the way. If elected, David is committed to fighting to ensure that every child in Albemarle County is given the same chance that he has been given to succeed. Please vote for David Oberg for School Board on November 3rd.





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