Political novice Jewan “Jack” Tiwari will run against Delegate David Ramadan in the 87th House district. Tiwari is a realtor and President of America-Nepal Society. [read_more]As is common for Democrats, his focus will be on education,
“Our schools are overcrowded, Loudoun has still not instituted full day kindergarten, and teacher pay is still below the national average,” he said in a prepared statement. “We need to prioritize education in the General Assembly, particularly early childhood education.”
The statement is not accurate. Our teacher pay in Loudoun is well above the national average. According to the NEA, the average salary for a starting teacher in the US is $36,141 and the average salary in Virginia is $37,848. Loudoun county teacher’s salary begins at $47,500, well above the national average and the state of Virginia. The House of Delegates does not determine if Loudoun has all day kindergarten, that’s a local issue.
In 2013 Delegate Ramadan beat challenger John Bell by 187 votes.