Vernon Lamont Tillage, Jr.
Vernon is a life-long resident of Portsmouth, VA and was raised by a single mother. He graduated from Churchland High School, a Title I school. In 2016, he graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He is now running for a seat on the Portsmouth City School Board. His platform includes promoting full accreditation, expanding career and technical education programs, providing safe schools and advocating for competitive wages for teachers and staff.
If elected, Vernon will fight to ensure that all children, regardless of their socioeconomic background, not only receive a good quality education but receive the proper tools and opportunities needed to excel in life. His experiences working in the Virginia General Assembly, the United States Congress and in the community have prepared him to serve. The children of Portsmouth need a champion and Vernon is ready to be that champion.