An Accomack County man has announced his candidacy for the District 4 seat on the Accomack School Board.
Glenn Neal, a retired state trooper who now works as a farmer, said, “I feel it is important to take a stand to ensure that each child has access to the best education possible.”
District 4 includes Parksley, Bloxom, Hallwood, Saxis, and surrounding areas.
Neal said it is his mission to increase transparency, ensure accountability, and provide teachers with “the tools and resources needed for each child to receive a quality education.”
“I have worked with the public and see the importance of educating our youth,” Neal said. “I believe that each child deserves a quality education and I will fight to ensure that they have access to the best education possible. My wife has taught in public school for 21 years and because of this, I have the utmost respect for teachers.”
Neal said he left the Eastern Shore to join the military for four years and then took on various posts in the Virginia State Police.
He obtained the rank of special agent as the bomb, arson, and hazardous materials technician, during which time he received the superintendent’s award for the 2012 Eastern Shore arsons investigation.
During his time with the state police, he received several accolades from the FBI, ATF, and state police.
Currently, he is the owner and operator of Neal Farms and is an authorized franchisee for Snap-On Inc. tools.
“Returning to the Eastern Shore was the obvious choice because for me — it will always be home,” he said.
“With a background in military, corrections, and public safety, I feel I am qualified to help improve school security and the safety of our children.”
Neal and his wife, Angela, are graduates of Accomack County Public Schools. They have two children who attend Accomack schools.
“As I have been out and about in the community, I have enjoyed talking to people and will continue to listen to any and all concerns,” he said. I ask for your help, support, and vote in November’s election.”
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