FCPS School Board Rep Hynes Kicks Off Campaign Saturday

FCPS School Board member Pat HynesPat Hynes, the Hunter Mill representative to the Fairfax County School Board, will kick off her re-election campaign on Saturday.

Hynes will host at event at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Dr., at 3:30 p.m.

All 12 members of the FCPS School Board will be up for re-election this fall. Ten of the 12 members will be running again.

So far, Hynes is running unopposed.

Hynes was elected to her first term in 2011, replacing Stuart Gibson, who did not seek re-election. Gibson had held the spot since the elected school board was created in 1995.

Hynes holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. She is a former lawyer and FCPS teacher.

In other school board news, the board on Monday approved a raise for members from $20,000  to $32,000 annually. Virginia law states school boards can vote to increase salaries only every four years, before an election. The board last approved salary increases in 2007, from $12,000 to $20,000.

Pat Hynes/file photo

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