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David Briggman
David Briggman.jpg
Board Member, Rockingham County Public Schools, District 3
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
David Briggman was a candidate for District 3 on the Rockingham County School Board. He lost to challenger Renee Reed in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Briggman is a notary public, as well as a private process server who delivers lawsuits, summonses, and subpoenas. He previously owned an Apple Computer dealership, and sold NeXT Computers throughout higher education, banking, and to numerous agencies of the federal government. He also worked for the Department of the Air Force on both civil engineering squadrons and as a member of the Air Force Security Police. He and his wife, Lynn, have two sons in the Rockingham district.[1]



See also: Rockingham County Public Schools elections (2013)


Rockingham County Public Schools, District 3, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Reed 42.6% 2,034
     Independent James Elmore 29.9% 1,429
     Independent David Briggman 26.9% 1,287
     Independent Write-in Votes 0.6% 28
Total Votes 4,778
Source: Rockingham County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Briggman was not endorsed in this campaign.


Briggman reported $4,306 in contributions and $4,306 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[2]

Campaign themes

For his campaign, Briggman stated the following on his website:[3]


  • Strenuous opposition to the Common Core standards, favored by the PTA.
  • Highly receptive to approving charter school applications.
  • An end to social promotion.
  • Put the Central Office staff, out in our schools where educators belong.
  • More money or better use of the money already allocated?


  • Our schools are, generally speaking, the safest place for your children during school hours.
  • Hire a Director of School Safety and Security.
  • Will seek to amend Virginia law requiring lockdown drills.


  • Parental permission needed for student surveys.
  • A re-do of the Electronics Policy.

Responsive Representation

  • Will ensure that all Board meetings are announced and open to the public as Virginia law requires.
  • Business conducted with elected officials, by competitive bid only.
  • Payment registers on all county school division websites.
  • Board members will use the email system.

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Two seats on the Rockingham County Public School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats are for Districts 1 and 3, which were occupied by Anthony Slater and John J. Myers, Jr., respectively. Neither incumbent filed for re-election, so both seats were filled by new members.

About the district

Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, VA
Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Rockingham County is home to 76,314 residents.[4]


In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Rockingham County underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 78.9% compared to 86.6% statewide. Average household income was $51,775 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. In regards to poverty rate, Rockingham overperformed, with a poverty rate of 9.9%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Rockingham County (%) Virginia (%)
White 95.5 71.1
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.4
Black 1.9 19.7
Asian 0.7 6.0
American Indian 0.6 0.5
Two or More Races 1.3 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 28.9 69.4
2008 31.4 67.4
2004 24.9 74.4
2000 24.3 72.9

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