Gerry Hyland's Glowing Endorsement of Karen Corbett Sanders

There is no person in Fairfax County, other than Karen Corbett Sanders, that I think is more qualified to be on the School Board. 

Watch the video to find out why retired Supervisor Gerry W Hyland thinks so!

Don Beyer's Endorsement of Karen Corbett Sanders

Delivered Excellent Stewardship

Our public schools are crucial to the foundations of our community and we need all of our schools to be successful so that regardless of what school our children attend, they have access to quality education. 

Karen Corbett Sanders has delivered excellent stewardship of the Fairfax County School Board as its chairperson and representative of the Mount Vernon District and she is committed to ensuring equity of access and opportunity for all students in Fairfax County. For Karen, equity in education means providing a responsive, caring and inclusive culture where all feel valued, supported, and hopeful. It is an environment where every child is reached, challenged, and prepared for success in school and life. 

I stand with Karen on her approach to our schools and communities and I support her re-election campaign." 

Congressman Don Beyer


Gerry Connolly's Endorsement of Karen Corbett Sanders

Commitment To Our Schools

Karen and I are aligned on education for our state and in our country: that we must improve access to quality education if we want to prepare students and workers for success in the modern economy.

Most importantly, Karen and I share a common commitment to our schools. It is Karen's experience, connection, and daily commitment to responding to the needs of her community schools that will best serve her district and is why I support her re-election campaign. Please vote for Karen Corbett Sanders for School Board on November 5th. 


Tim Kaine's Endorsement of Karen Corbett Sanders

Preparing Students for Success in the Modern Economy

I'm pleased to endorse Karen Corbett Sanders for re-election to the Fairfax County School Board for the Mount Vernon District. Karen knows that we must improve access to quality education if we want to prepare students and workers for success in the modern economy.

During her tenure on the school board, Karen has supported expanded pre-K, forged partnerships between the business and education communities, and introduced new opportunities for career and technical education that help pave the way for workforce readiness. 

I know she will continue to be a strong leader for students, educators, and families, and I encourage everyone in the Mount Vernon District to support Karen Corbett Sanders on November 5th.

- Senator Tim Kaine


Adam Ebbin's Endorsement of Karen

Strong Leadership on Education

"Mount Vernon and Fairfax County benefit from Karen Corbett Sanders' strong leadership on education and in the community at large. I've been especially impressed with her commitment to making sure that career and technical education is offered efficiently and is accessible to as many students as possible. Due to her dedication and the results she gets, it is no surprise that Karen is extremely well-liked in the schools community. I offer my strongest endorsement for her reelection."

- Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin


Community Leader's Endorsements of Karen

Mattie Palmore, Fairfax County, Commissioner for Women, Minority, At-Large

"When the community needs help, they go to Karen for solutions." 

Sue Berenstein and Don McIlwain, West Potomac, Belle View and Hollin Meadows PTA Past Presidents

"We need someone who has a proven record of volunteering for our schools, just like Karen Corbett Sanders." 

David Temple, former Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education

"I have rarely worked with a local community leader as knowledgeable, committed and engaged in the service of public education as Karen Corbett Sanders."

Kim Gallagher, mother of West Potomac High School students and alumni

"There is no one more committed, more experienced, or better informed about the diverse needs of our district than Karen."

Sue Genuario, Past Stratford Landing PTA President and Vice President of West Potomac Band Boosters

"My family, like Karen's, is committed to building a better Mount Vernon."

Judi and Larry Jenkins, Retired Fairfax County Firefighter Captain and Triage Nurse

"Karen Corbett Sanders, by far, has the best qualifications and integrity to serve on the Fairfax County School Board." 


Endorsements and Statements of Support

The following elected officials and community leaders all support and endorse Karen Corbett Sanders

  • Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 
  • Senator Adam Ebbin
  • Senator Scott Surovell
  • Sheriff Stacey Kincaid
  • Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn 
  • Delegate Mark Sickles
  • Delegate Paul Krizek
  • Delegate Mark Levine
  • Supervisor Jeff McKay, Mount Vernon
  • Tim Sargent, Planning Commissioner At Large
  • Julie Strandlie, Planning Commission Mason District
  • Walter Clark, Planning Commissioner Mount Vernon
  • Linwood Gorham, Mount Vernon Parks Commissioner
  • (Hon) David Temple
  • (Hon) Kris Amundson, Mount Vernon School Board (retired)
  • Shirley Ginwright, Chair Communities of Trust and past president of {City} NAACP.
  • Shirley Norman Taylor, Guardian Ad-Litem, SCHS parent
  • Hamid Munir, ICNA
  • Mattie Palmore, Commission for Women