My career as an educator started over 30 years ago under the direction of John Avoli. I know him to be a no nonsense administrator who was respectful and a fair dealer. His passion for providing the best for educating students was always evident. Being a local from Staunton, I have followed John’s endeavors over the years. For me his highest attribute is his integrity. I have been a solid Democrat all my life but now I find myself drawn to his integrity for what is needed in the politics of today.