Friday, May 04, 2007

Tina Hone for Fairfax County School Board!

SerbBlog Readers:

I recently learned that Tina Hone, a dear friend of mine, is running for the School Board of Fairfax County, VA. Tina is one of the smartest women I know and deserves all the support we can give her in a politically important US school district!

Below is an open invitation to both Fairfax County residents and beyond, to support Tina Hone for Fairfax County School Board.


Campaign Kick Off
School Board At-Large in Fairfax County

Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 am
James Lee Community Center
2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church VA 22042

Brunch follows at Bentley's Family Restaurant at 11:00 am
6650 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042

(in case of rain, entire event begins at 10:00 am at Bentley's)

RSVP: or 202/368-0328

Tina is a former national board member of the Serbian Unity Congress and the founding President of its Washington, DC chapter. She is a long time activist in the Serbian American Community and chaired the Task Force that began the now annual Vidovdan-Serbian American Day on Capitol Hill.

Tina has a long standing commitment to education, partly because she is the niece of Professor George "Vid" Tomasevic, who along with her father, Nikolas and aunt, Desa Wakeman, emphasized the importance of education. She is a lawyer by training who spent two years teaching middle school as part of the Teach For America program. She later moved to Washington, DC where she was a counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, served as an Associate Under Secretary at the US Department of Commerce and was the Vice President for Public Policy at two major non-profit organizations.

The Fairfax County Public School System is among the nation's largest and most prestigious. If Tina is elected, Serbs will have a bold, committed and experienced voice in this important venue, which has a national reach.

Whether you live in Fairfax County or not, please support Tina's effort by attending her kick off on May 5. If you cannot attend, please consider volunteering or making a donation to her campaign. Donations canbe mailed to Tina Hone for School Board, 7512 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042.

**This message authorized by Tina Hone **


Eva said...

How odd. Tina tells everyone that she's African American. I suppose that African Americans can also be leaders in supporting Serbia, just haven't seen it before. said...

Sorry for taking so long to post your comment and respond, Eva. I was out of the country and couldn't access my blog from there.

Tina IS African-American on her mother's side and a Serb on her father's side. Tina respects and loves both sides of her heritage, as we respect and love her. We wouldn't want her to be anything other than what she is -- one hell of a great lady, who loves all of her people!