Ned Michie is a candidate for the Charlottesville School Board. Three of seven at-large seats on board will be determined in the November 5 election. Michie is an incumbent and there are no contested races.
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 9 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important education issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews (also available on iTunes).
Highlights of all the candidate responses are available in this downloadable 2013 Voter Guide.
Bio: After City Council first appointed me in 2004 to the School Board, I then was fortunate enough to be elected to the Board twice by the citizens of Charlottesville. I have decided to run for one more term because, although we have made remarkable strides as a division in the last several years through the hard work of staff and the excellent leadership of Dr. Atkins, I would enjoy continuing to help address the ongoing challenges (e.g., persistent achievement gaps, new state/federal demands, decreased state funding, and moving toward the planned reconfiguration that includes upgrading our 47-year-old middle school).
Education: Charlottesville Public Schools: Greenbrier; Jefferson; Walker; CHS class of 1978; Denison University, B.A. cum laude, 1982; University of Richmond, J.D., 1985
Occupation: Attorney with private practice in Charlottesville (1985 - present)
Previous political experience: Charlottesville school board member from July 2004 to present; Chairperson during 2008-2010, 2012
Age on Election Day: 53
Neighborhood or area of residence: Greenbrier
Family: Wife: Karen; married 1990; Daughter: Molly, CHS -- 2010 graduate
Other interests and experiences: Time with family, playing basketball, tennis, hiking. Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) committees, 1997 – present; Greenbrier Neighborhood Association, President, 2002-2008 and Executive Committee mid 1990's –present; Board of Rivanna Trails Foundation, June 2004 – present.
Telephone: (434) 296-1198