Juandiego Wade is a candidate for the Charlottesville School Board. Three of seven at-large seats on the board will be determined in the November 7 election. Wade is an incumbent and there are no contested races.
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 11 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.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning from Norfolk State University
Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia
Current Occupation: Career Counselor with Albemarle County Department of Social Services
Previous political experience: None
Age on Election Day: 51
Neighborhood: Locust Grove
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Family: Married to Claudette Grant for nearly 25 years. We have a 15 years daughter, Gabriella a 10th grader at Charlottesville High School. My mother-in-law has lived with us for the past four years. I grew up in a family with five brothers and sisters (think Brady Brunch). My father was a teacher in Richmond Public Schools for nearly 40 years.
Interests: I am a Christian and love my church- Olivet Presbyterian Church. I love to mentor and volunteer. I have mentees through several organizations including Computer 4 kids, 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, Olivet Presbyterian Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. I cherish the City of Charlottesville and all that it stands for.
Phone number: 434-293-7432