FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2023
Broadlands, [May 22, 2023] – Chris Hodges, a 17-year resident of Broadlands, proudly declares his candidacy for the Loudoun County School Board in the Broad Run district. This decision comes as current School Board member Tiffany Polifko has decided not to seek re-election, creating an opportunity for new leadership. Hodges brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to academic excellence and student safety.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the campaign, Hodges stated, “I am extremely excited to announce my candidacy for the Broad Run School Board seat. We have great schools, great teachers, and phenomenal kids. However, we must resist the temptation to lower standards and divert focus from core academics.”
In the next five months leading up to the election on November 7th, Hodges plans to engage with the community by actively meeting and listening to residents’ concerns and ideas. His approach is aimed at refining his comprehensive platform, to be released prior to the election, that emphasizes the following five key priorities:
- Academic Excellence
- Parental rights
- Teacher support
- Tax dollar efficiency
Hodges believes that the Loudoun County school system is currently at a critical juncture. He stated, “We have witnessed considerable change since the onset of the pandemic, and unfortunately, much of it has been politically driven and detrimental to our children’s education and mental health. As a common-sense and levelheaded candidate, I am committed to providing the absolute best education and support that our tax money can buy for each and every child.”
Hodges brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his candidacy. As a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a Navy veteran, he understands the importance of discipline, integrity, and effective leadership. With 38 years of marriage, three children (two of whom graduated from Briar Woods High School), and four grandchildren, Hodges deeply values the importance of education in shaping the future of our community.
“I have no other political aspirations than joining the School Board and doing the best job I can for as long as I can,” said Hodges. “My goal is to re-establish LCPS as one of the top school districts in the country. We must raise standards, give parents a stronger voice in their child’s education, support our hardworking teachers, make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars, and prioritize the safety of our students.”
Hodges encourages residents to learn more about his campaign and reach out through his official campaign website, Hodgesforschoolboard.com.
“It would be my absolute honor to represent the Broad Run district,” Hodges stated, expressing his dedication to serving the community. With his extensive background and genuine passion for education, Hodges aims to provide strong leadership and ensure a bright future for students in Loudoun County.
CONTACT: Chris Hodges