Dana Partin is running for the Montgomery County School Board District C seat.
Partin is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and a product of the public school system.
After graduating from Christiansburg High in 1987, Dana attended New River Community College and received an associate’s degree in Business Management & Finance. Then, she began attending and working at Virginia Tech where she has been for the past 18 years.
Dana began her career by working as an administrative assistant and academic student advisor in the Biological Systems Engineering Department. Currently, Dana is employed by Virginia Tech Athletics as a Hokie Club Fiscal Technician and Matching Gifts Coordinator.
Dana is also continuing her education at Virginia Tech by enrolling in coursework and professional development programs.
Current District C board member James E. Lyons announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking reelection.
Tim Thornton is seeking the position. District C is in eastern and southeastern Montgomery County and includes a portion of the Town of Christiansburg.
District C communities and subdivisions include: Lafayette, Elliston, Shawsville, Ironto, Alleghany Springs, Piedmont, Camp Alta Mons, Flatwoods, Reesedale, Sugar Grove, Oak Grove, Den Hill, Deer Creek Meadow, HS Tejas, Fox Hollow, The Ridges, Trump Acres and Walnut Creek. Town of Christiansburg neighborhoods and subdivisions include Town and Country Estates, Edgewood, Huff Acres, Summit Ridge, Franklin Park, Sherwood Estates, Craig Mountain, Arrowhead Estates, Cedar Point, East Ridge, Kingston Court, Raintree Village, Falling Branch, Fox Hollow, Willowbrook, White Pines, Mountain Top Estates and Cumberland Forest.
Polling places are Meadowbrook Branch Public Library on Alleghany Spring Road (Precinct C1), Christiansburg Church of Christ on South Franklin Street in Christiansburg (C2), Hall’s United Methodist Church on North Fork Road (Precinct C3) and Falling Branch Elementary School on Falling Branch Road in Christiansburg (Precinct C4).
Board members serve four-year terms. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, and polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.