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.
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|
|Independent||Jamie M. Bond Incumbent||61%||2,225|
|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.
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."
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 districtMontgomery 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. In the 2011-2012 school year, Montgomery County Public Schools was the 29th-largest school district in Virginia and served 9,610 students.
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.
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.
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- Tom Zuckerwar School Board, "About," accessed October 9, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports," accessed October 9, 2013
- Tom Zuckerwar School Board, accessed October 9, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Montgomery County, Virginia," accessed January 27, 2015
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Virginia Department of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 17, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014