Lisa Larson-Torres is a candidate for Charlottesville School Board. Three of seven at-large seats on the board will be determined in the November 7 election. Larson-Torres is a newcomer 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.
Bio: I have been a Charlottesville City resident since October 1999 and have worked in Charlottesville and our surrounding counties as a home care physical therapist. I am a single parent and my daughter has attended Burnley-Moran Elementary, Walker Upper Elementary, Buford Middle School and is currently a sophomore at CHS. I have been a strong and present advocate for my daughter and I have worked hard to forge relationships with school personnel throughout the years on her behalf.
Education: B.S. California State University Long Beach, Physical Therapy
Current Occupation: Physical Therapist, Sentara Home Care Services in Charlottesville
Previous political experience: Board member on Independent School
Age on Election Day: 52
Neighborhood: Locust Grove area
Hometown: Born in Anaheim, Ca. Graduated HS in Inver Grove Hts, Minnesota
Family: one daughter, Esther, who attends CHS
Interests: I love the outdoors, music and spending time with my daughter. I volunteered as her soccer coach for many years. I trained for 10 years at the International Black Belt Center of Virginia. I love this community and have many wonderful friends. I volunteer and am involved with International Neighbors and am currently taking part in the Dialogue on Race.
Phone number : 434-825-3019