Tom Zuckerwar

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Tom Zuckerwar
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Board Member, Montgomery County Public Schools, District D
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech
Master'sRadford University
ProfessionWeb entrepreneur and realtor
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Tom Zuckerwar was a candidate for the District D seat on the Montgomery County School Board. He lost election on November 5, 2013 to incumbent Jamie M. Bond.


Zuckerwar has a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech and a Master's from Radford University. He lives in Riner, Virginia with his wife, Sharon, and two children. He is an adjunct instructor at National College, a web entrepreneur and realtor.[1]



See also: Montgomery County Public Schools elections (2013)


Zuckerwar was defeated by incumbent Jamie M. Bond in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Montgomery County Public Schools, District D, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJamie M. Bond Incumbent 61% 2,225
     Independent Tom Zuckerwar 37.9% 1,381
     Independent Write-in Votes 1.1% 40
Total Votes 3,646
Source: Montgomery County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Zuckerwar was not endorsed in this campaign.


Zuckerwar reported no contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[2]

Campaign themes

Zuckerwar opposed "Pay To Play" and school closings as a cost-saving tool. He's an advocate of building a budget "that involves all stake-holders and engages people in the planning, transparency, communication and funding of educational priorities."[3]

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on the Montgomery County Public School Board. District A candidate Gunin Kiran ran unopposed, while District D Board Member Jamie M. Bond defeated Tom Zuckerwar. No candidate filed for the District C seat, currently held by Drema Foster.

About the district

See also: Montgomery County Public Schools, Virginia
Montgomery County Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Virginia.
Montgomery County Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Virginia. The county seat of Montgomery County is Christiansburg. Montgomery County is home to 96,207 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Montgomery County Public Schools was the 29th-largest school district in Virginia and served 9,610 students.[5]


Montgomery County outperformed the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 42.4 percent of Montgomery County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Montgomery County was $45,543 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Montgomery County was 24.5 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Montgomery County (%) Virginia (%)
White 87.7 70.8
Black or African American 4.1 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 5.7 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 2.9 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Montgomery County[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 48.5 48.8
2008 51.7 46.8
2004 44.8 54.2
2000 43.2 51.5

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[7]

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