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As of March 12, 2014, Tayon has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Chesapeake Voter Registrar's Office.
Tayon has reported $13,336.00 in contributions and $6,975.46 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, leaving his campaign with $6,360.54 on hand as of April 22, 2014.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/index.php/candidatepac-info/reporting/ ''Virginia State Board of Elections,'' "Reporting," accessed April 22, 2014]</ref>

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Louis J. Tayon, Jr.
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Candidate for
Board member, Chesapeake School Board, At-large
Elections and appointments
Next generalMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesTidewater Community College
Bachelor'sOld Dominion University
Master'sNova Southwestern University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1964-1968
ProfessionRetired deputy police chief
Campaign website
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Louis J. Tayon, Jr. is a candidate for an at-large seat on the Chesapeake School Board in Virginia. He is seeking election to one of five seats on the board against nine other candidates during the general election on May 6, 2014.


Tayon holds an associate's degree from Tidewater Community College and B.S. from Old Dominion University. He also earned a master's degree from Nova Southwestern University. Tayon served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1968. He served with the Chesapeake Police Department from 1968 until his retirement as deputy police chief in 2010. Tayon has been involved with organizations like the South Norfolk Raritan Club and the Police Association of Virginia. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children and four grandchildren.[1]



See also: Chesapeake Public Schools elections (2014)


Louis J. Tayon, Jr. is seeking election to an at-large seat against incumbents Christie Craig, Harry A. Murphy and Michael J. Woods and six challengers during the general election on May 10, 2014. Current board members Bonita Billingsley Harris and Ann R. Wiggins did not file for re-election by the March 4 deadline.


Tayon has reported $13,336.00 in contributions and $6,975.46 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, leaving his campaign with $6,360.54 on hand as of April 22, 2014.[2]


Tayon received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Chesapeake in March 2014.[3]

Campaign themes


Tayon's campaign website explains his reasons for running in 2014:

I am running for Chesapeake’s School Board because I believe our Public Schools are the foundation of Chesapeake’s success. People and businesses come to Chesapeake because we have excellent schools and are a safe community. We must ensure our schools continue to provide a safe learning environment and maintain the educational excellence that continues to attract growth. I will work to continue to build upon our record of safety and educational excellence ensuring our children are prepared to advance to the next level of their educational career and our graduates are prepared to enter college, join the work force as productive members or join the military. A well-educated work force is essential for our economic well being. There is no reason why our school system can’t be the best in the state.

I have a vast array of experience in the City, from being involved in various community organizations to being an employee of the Chesapeake Police Department responsible for preparing and managing the Operational Budget of 40 million dollars and overseeing over 500 employees. I have a reputation as a fiscal conservative in handling precious tax dollars.

For the majority of my career, beginning with my assignment to the schools in Indian River, I have continued to maintain a very positive relationship with the schools. I have participated in various school activities from reading to elementary students to being a mentor for students in the STRIVE program and I am currently serving on the Chesapeake Public Schools Education Foundation.

I understand the value of good employees and what they contribute to an organization. I also know the costs, both in money and experience, associated with employees leaving for other better paying jobs. It is important that we take steps to retain and attract the highest quality teachers for our children.

If you look at what the schools provide, programs (educational), services (buildings, vehicles, etc.), and activities (sports, clubs, band, art, etc.) you can see that each is an important leg of the total educational process offered our students. If you compare the educational process to a three-legged stool, you realize if you cut any of the legs you create an imbalance. It is important we take a balanced approach to our resources we offer ensuring our students are afforded a balanced educational experience.

While I don’t have all the answers, I have been very successful in working with both large and small groups to address issues and solve problems. I want to be a member of the School Board team that will ensure Chesapeake remains the top ranked school system in the area and becomes the best in Virginia.


—Louis Tayonr, Jr.'s campaign website, (2014), [5]

About the district

See also: Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, a city in southeastern Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, Chesapeake is home to 228,417 residents.[6] Chesapeake Public Schools is the seventh-largest school district in Virginia, serving 39,748 students during the 2010-11 school year.[7]


Chesapeake underperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.4% of Chesapeake residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 34.7% for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Chesapeake was $70,244 compared to $63,636 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Chesapeake was 8.3% compared to 11.1% for the entire state.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2010[6]
Race Chesapeake (%) Virginia (%)
White 62.6 68.6
Black or African American 29.8 19.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.4
Asian 2.9 5.5
Two or More Races 3.0 2.9
Hispanic or Latino 4.4 7.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[8]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 49.8 48.8
2008 50.2 48.9
2004 42.3 57.1
2000 45.2 53.2

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.[9]

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