Schuyler VanValkenburg is a public school teacher who is running for re-election as Delegate to fight for strong public schools, to create 21st Century jobs, and to level the playing field for all citizens.
In his past two years as west Henrico’s delegate, he has shown the same drive and energy in representing his constituents that he has in his educational career. Delegate VanValkenburg has sponsored bills establishing better standards for school safety, expanding the role of counselors and nurses in helping to care for the whole student, and fought for SOL reform. He also has sponsored bills to make it easier for Virginians to vote absentee if they need to, and harder for politicians to gerrymander themselves safe district lines and undermine fair electoral competition. Finally, he’s sponsored legislation large and small to help Virginians striving for better careers by limiting non-compete agreements and preventing professional licenses from being suspended for unpaid student debts.
Schuyler is still continuing his fourteen year teaching career at Glen Allen High school when the legislature is not in session, where he is a National Board Certified teacher and the We the People constitutional competition coach. He is also raising his three children in the Lakeside neighborhood in Henrico County, where he has lived for almost a decade. Schuyler’s experience growing up in small industrial town, attending the University of Richmond, and teaching in Henrico County, have all invigorated him in the fight to make Virginia a national leader in education and good governance, in order to expand opportunity for all Virginians. He knows firsthand the immeasurable impact a high quality education can have, and is committed to ensuring that for every child across the commonwealth.
He also knows how important it is provide equitable access and opportunities for every citizen, whether it is ensuring a democracy where every voice is heard and every vote counted, increasing job growth, or blocking bills that are discriminatory and that threaten our constitutional right to equal protection.