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2019 Endorsements




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Mark Warner

United States Senator

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Tim Kaine

United States Senator

“Karen Keys-Gamarra has been serving on the Fairfax School Board since her special election of 2017. Since that time she has worked to expand access to advanced learning opportunities for all children, improve anti-bullying efforts and to reduce discipline disparities. She is a focused, determined leader. I proudly support Karen's re-election campaign."

“After kicking off the blue wave in Virginia by winning her seat in the first special election of 2017, Karen Keys-Gamarra has become an important voice on the Fairfax County School Board. She has served with our shared values in mind, leading efforts to combat bullying, maintain school funding, and improve the experiences of special education students. I know Karen will keep working hard for the families of Fairfax County, and I'm proud to support her re-election to the Fairfax County School Board's at-large seat.”

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Jennifer Boysko

VA State Senator

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Adam Ebbin

VA Senator

“Karen brings her expertise as a parent, child advocate and Attorney to the Board. I’ve watched her focus on the things that matter to us. She’s the right person to represent our community.”

“Karen Keys-Gamarra is a strong advocate of career and technical education and certification
opportunities for our high school students. I wholeheartedly endorse her.”


Sandy Evans

School Board Member Mason District

Former School Board Chair


FCPS Pride

“Karen Keys-Gamarra has been an outstanding at-large School Board member, bringing her fierce sense of justice and fairness to the work of improving education for all Fairfax County children regardless of Zip Code. Karen has a clarity of purpose when it comes to equity issues and can be counted on to work tirelessly to implement our One Fairfax policy. She provides unwavering support for such critical policies as needs-based staffing to provide more resources for our most challenged schools and students, and will work to make sure each school and student has equal opportunities and access to programs. Hers was a strong and important voice when the Board voted to rename the former J.E.B. Stuart High School as Justice High School. 
Her work with children in distress gives her a unique window into the need for improved mental health services and supports for our most vulnerable students, including those with special needs. 
Karen has the right mix of experience, knowledge and compassion to make a big difference.  I am delighted to give my strong endorsement to Karen Keys-Gamarra for School Board at-large!”

"I encourage people to vote for Karen Keys-Gamarra for the at-large position on the Fairfax County School Board. “FCPS Pride” endorsed Karen in the special election in 2017, and she has returned that support thoroughly. Karen in fact has been a leader in advocating for all children in FCPS, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students and employees and their families. What is most wonderful about Karen is that she listens to everyone and then advocates; she puts her money where her mouth is. We also love the work she has done in equity for all children, and in ending the school-to-prison pipeline. We endorse Karen for re-election without reservation.” 


-Robert Rigby



Karen is also endorsed by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers

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Gerry Connolly

U.S. Congressman

“Since joining the FCPS Board in 2017, Karen has made a positive impact on our students’ lives.  She has been a leader on our One Fairfax Policy to expand opportunity for all students. She listens to our community and represents all of us well. I’m proud to endorse Karen Keys-Gamarra.”


Cathy Hudgins

Supervisor, Hunter Mill District

“Karen Keys-Gamarra has the experience needed to serve our community well. She has worked with County agencies, the Courts, our schools and
negotiated in difficult family matters to fight for our children. I have enjoyed watching her navigate, collaborate and develop solutions that benefit our entire community.”


State Senator Dick Saslaw
State Senator Barbara Favola
State Senator Scott Surovell
Delegate Eilleen Filler Corn (Minority Leader)
Delegate Mark Keam
Delegate Mark Levine
Delegate David Bulova
Delegate Marcus Simon
Delagate Kathleen Murphy
Sheriff Stacey Kincaid
Board Supervisor (Sully District) Kathy Smith
Board Supervisor Dan Storck
Herndon Council Member Cesar del Aguila
Fairfax School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders
Fairfax School Board Member Ryan McElveen
Fairfax School Board Member Jane Strauss
Fairfax School Board Member Tamara Derenak Fairfax School Board Member Kaufax
Fairfax School Board Member Megan McLaughlin
Fairfax School Board Member Jane Strauss
Fairfax School Board Member Ryan McElveen
Fairfax School Board Member Ilryong Moon
Mount Vernon Activist Mattie Palmore
Mount Vernon Activist David Temple

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