For County Board of Supervisors
Back Creek District
A bold voice,
A bold choice
For Back Creek
I am Steve Jennings
And I am running for the Frederick County Board of Supervisors, Back Creek District.
Born and raised in Newport News, I spent my summers working on my grandpa’s farm in Suffolk. I moved to Frederick County to attend Shenandoah University and obtained my Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Shenandoah Conservatory. I joined Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity to live my belief of community service. Every spring this group helped with Apple Blossom Festival set up in Winchester.
My college sweetheart and I married graduation week and chose to remain here to raise our family. We have two wonderful daughters, the youngest in college. Two large fuzzy black cats named Clark and Luther help rule the household. I’ve been an active member of Market Street United Methodist Church for 20 years and a teacher in Frederick County for more than 30 years. Music is an important part of my life. I play in and sing with a local jazz band – perhaps you’ve heard us play at local events? As choir master for Sherando High School, I have spared no effort to inspire and connect our Frederick County kids with excellence. We have sung at the White House six times during the Bush and Clinton administrations, and performed in the Vatican in Rome, Italy. With the support of our wonderful fundraising parents, during spring break this year, we traveled to New Orleans to compete, and to experience the rich, Southern history, jazz traditions, and wonderful food of that Delta city. As a teacher, my goal is to send my students into the world better prepared than they were before, and I aim to bring this same priority to the Board of Supervisors.
Through public service I want our community to be even better for the next generation.
are you ready?
About Steve's Priorities
If elected, I will:
For too many years, we have not received a fair share of attention and service. Why? Back Creek deserves the best in service and communications.
Our entrepreneurs and small businesses deserve support, not to be told “I can’t talk to you until next month.” Our farmers and ranchers matter. Our orchards and farm markets pay taxes too.
Our people need quarterly informational newsletters from their Supervisor and 100% of their emails should be answered by county staff.
I promise to bring Back Creek issues to the full Board of Supervisors, ask the tough questions, and argue for responsible, smart solutions.
A Bold Voice | A Bold Choice
For Back Creek
More About Steve's Priorities
Committed to Values
I’ve spent my professional life teaching in Frederick County, and I’ve seen how changes in our county government have impacted the lives of my students and their families. We need to bring a forward-looking perspective to public schools, infrastructure and growth, and public safety that will see our priorities and values reflected in Frederick County’s future.
My values are simple. I aim to do the best I can at any job I have, to listen and learn, and to approach life with an open mind and open heart.
My mother told me every day:
I tell my students and my own children the same thing. Living by these guiding principles, I think we can find common ground and make Back Creek better for years to come.