MCEA-PAC Recommends Candidates

The Montgomery County Education Association Political Action Committee (MCEA-PAC) has voted to recommend 2 candidates seeking election to the Montgomery County School Board and one candidate running for the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.

The recommended candidates for the Montgomery County School Board are: Gunin Kiran in District A and Tim Thornton in District C. Kiran represents the northeast portion of Montgomery County including a portion of the Town of Blacksburg and is currently the chairperson of the Montgomery County School Board.

“Gunin Kiran has been an advocate for the students and educators in Montgomery County and we look forward to continuing to work with her,” said Matthew Fentress, President of the Montgomery County Education Association. Thornton is running in District C, which covers easetern and southeastern Montgomery County including Shawsville, Elliston and part of the Town of Christiansburg.

“Mr. Thornton views classroom instruction as the heart of what schools are supposed to do and values the impact education can have to change a student’s life,” said Erin Bull, Chair of the Montgomery County Political Action Committee (MCEA-PAC).

The recommended candidate for the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is Sara Bohn, in District A, which is in the northeast portion of Montgomery County and includes a portion of the Town of Blacksburg.

“Ms. Bohn brings experience as a financial planner that the committee felt would be beneficial to the Board, and also values public education,” said Erin Bull, Chair of the Montgomery County Political Action Committee (MCEA-PAC).

In order to be considered for recommendation by MCEA-PAC, candidates must complete a survey and participate in a personal interview.

“Every candidate we interviewed had qualities that would be valuable on either the School Board or Board of Supervisors, however we believe the candidates that we have recommended are best suited to meet the needs of the school children of Montgomery County during the next four years,” said Erin Bull, chair of the Montgomery County Education Association Political Action Committee.