Jennifer McKeever

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Jennifer McKeever
McKeever Photo2011.jpg

Election Nov. 3, 2015
For term to start Jan. 2016
Term End Dec. 2019

Term Start Jan. 2012
Term End Dec. 2015

Biographical Information

Date of birth Mar. 26, 1972
Age 52
Alma mater Piedmont Virginia Community College, University of Virginia, American University
Profession Attorney/Law Firm

Jennifer McKeever is an attorney, and was elected in 2011 to the Charlottesville School Board. [1]

She won a second term in 2015 in the November 3, 2015 election. [2]

McKeever won a third term in 2019.

McKeever became chair of the School Board in early 2019 following the resignation of Amy Laufer. [3]


McKeever served on the Community Development Block Grant Task Force from 2005-2011. During her tenure as Chair of the Task Force, City Council asked the Task Force to request for proposals for City funded housing initiatives.

In 2007, she unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination to the Charlottesville City Council. Following that, she served as co-chair of the Charlottesville Democratic Party from 2008-2010 with Jonathan Blank. During their tenure, the Charlottesville Democratic Party implemented a Firehouse Primary to nominate candidates for local office.

McKeever also represented the Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park in their unsuccessful lawsuit to stop construction of the Meadowcreek Parkway.

McKeever works as an Associate Attorney at the law firm of Jones & Green, LLP in Charlottesville, VA.

She is married to Chris Wiles and has three children, two of whom attend Burnley-Moran Elementary School. [1]

2015 election

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Jennifer McKeever
Office Charlottesville School Board
Election year 2015 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website


Candidates Votes %
Amy Laufer 4,276 25.33
Jennifer L. McKeever 4,212 24.95
Sherry Kraft 4,093 24.24
Adam Hastings 4,085 24.2
Write In 213 1.26
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[4]

Voters could cast four votes, one for each of the four seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.

Election history

McKeever was a candidate in 2011 for the Charlottesville School Board.[1], coming in fourth of the seven candidates for four seats.

Candidates Votes %
Amy J. Laufer 4,178 20.86
Willa M. Neale 3,804 18.99
Colette E. Blount 3,053 15.24
Jennifer L. McKeever 2,854 14.25
Guian A. McKee 2,658 13.27
Ivana Kadija 1,969 9.83
Steven C. Latimer 1,406 7.02
Write In 105 0.52
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[5]

Voters could cast four votes, one for each of the four seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. McKeever Joins School Board Race,, August 3, 2011, retrieved August 5, 2011.
  2. Web. Charlottesville School Board adds two newcomers, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 3, 2015, retrieved November 5, 2015.
  3. Web. Laufer resigns from city School Board; McKeever elected as chairwoman, Josh Mandell, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 10, 2019, retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. Web. November 2015 General Election Results, retrieved March 16, 2017.
  5. Web. November 2011 General Election Results, State Board of Elections, retrieved March 17, 2017.