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School Board Elections: Montgomery and Roanoke Counties

Justice Advocates cares about public education. We believe in the critical importance of school board races and their potential impact on the future direction of our public school systems. Four of seven seats are on the ballot in 2023 in Montgomery County along with two of five seats in Roanoke County. Those races are listed below. FYI: Roanoke City has an appointed school board.

Montgomery County Races

District B

Penny Franklin (incumbent)

Mark Miear 

District E

Derek Rountree

Lindsay Rich

District F

Laura Purcell

District G

Edward Gitre 

Jason Massie 

Roanoke County Races

Catawba District

Brent T. Hudson (incumbent)

Samantha Newell (write-in candidate) 

Cave Spring District

Shelley H. Clemmons

Mary P. Wilson 

School Board seats are allocated by magisterial district. If you do not know your district, go  to and click on any box other than "Register to Vote."  You will be asked to enter personal identifying information. When your voter information is displayed, scroll down to Districts/Election. That information is also listed

on your Voter Card under "Local." 

For an interactive map of Montgomery County districts, click here

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