A Better Future For Occoquan

Meet Kenny – he’s a grassroots activist, community organizer, and an advocate for healthcare, criminal justice reform, education and combating homelessness. He comes from a low income background, but managed to attend and graduate from Georgetown University, going onto have a successful career in community association insurance. Upon moving back to the region, he discovered that he was the descendant of African slaves brought to Virginia over 200 hundred years ago.

Now he wants to use his advocacy and experience to bring a fresh perspective to our county board.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Political Experience

Kenny worked as a pollworker assisting voters in his neighborhood during the 2004 General Election

Los Angeles

2005

Kenny volunteers for the Obama for America Campaign, helping to spread the word about Barack Obama’s candidacy on Georgetown University’s campus

Washington, D.C.

2009

Kenny volunteers for the Alex Sink for Governor Campaign, assisting the Florida CFO in coming just 1% shy of unseating the Republican governor

Tampa, Florida

2012

Kenny volunteers on the Bernie 2016 campaign and then volunteers for the Hillary 2016 campaign after the Primary Election

Prince William County

2017

Kenny joins grassroots advocates and calls for the Prince William County School Board to update their nondiscrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity

Prince William County

2017

Kenny becomes Chairman of the Occoquan Democrats, and Chairman of the Prince William NAACP’s Criminal Justice Committee and a Steering Committee member of Our Revolution Northern Virginia

Prince William County

2018

Kenny advocates in Richmond and organizes around issues such as Medicaid Expansion, Restoration of Voting Rights for ex-offenders, Criminal Justice Reform, and better government

Prince William County

2018

Kenny becomes a volunteer for the Tim Kaine 2018 Coordinated Campaign, the Vangie Williams for Congress Campaign, the Jennifer Wexton for Congress Campaign, and the Gerry Connolly for Congress Campaign

Prince William County

2018

2004

Kenny enrolls into Georgetown University, moving to Washington D.C. and becoming acquainted with the Northern Virginia area while studying Political Science, English and Japanese

Washington, D.C.

2008

After graduating, Kenny becomes a Summer Organizer for Organizing for America, organizing grassroots activists to advocate for the passage of the Affordable Care Act

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010

Kenny volunteers for the Obama 2012 Re-Election campaign, organizing local supporters, knocking on doors, and helping to ensure that President Obama carried pivotal Hillsborough County, Florida

Tampa, Florida

2016

After falling short in a Primary contest for State Delegate, Kenny assists several Democratic challengers – including his rival in the Primaries – unseat entrenched incumbents in the historic 2017 Virginia Election Cycle

Prince William County

2017

Kenny advocates to the Prince William County board to invest more resources into combating homelessness, smarter development, and more inclusive development policies

Prince William County

2017

Kenny becomes Chairman of the Prince William County Democratic Committee Progressive Caucus, Vice President of the Prince William Young Democrats, and Vice Chairman of Our Revolution Northern Virginia

Prince William County

2018

Kenny becomes a member of the Virginia State Conference NAACP’s Criminal Justice and Environmental Justice Committees

Prince William County

2018

Kenny becomes co-manager for the Dr. Babur Lateef for School Board Chair Campaign

Prince William County

Meet Kenny Boddye

Kenny is driven first and foremost by caring and love for his community and the desire to help everyone in Occocquan – and throughout Prince William County – reach their fullest potential. As the child of biracial parents who struggled with issues like homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, and the death of a parent, Kenny has experienced firsthand some of the toughest challenges that life can present.

On the positive side, Kenny’s commitment to academics, hard work and guidance by teachers and other mentors led to his acceptance at the prestigious Georgetown University. In spite of his family’s difficult economic situation, Kenny pushed forward, securing enough funding through scholarships, student loans, and part-time jobs to complete his college education. As a result, Kenny earned a Bachelor’ in Political Science, with minors in English and Japanese, from Georgetown. Throughout his college career, Kenny stayed engaged with politics, both through his coursework and also by volunteering on Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, where he had his first experiences with the political process and community organizing during high school, Kenny has lived in the Northern Virginia region for over seven years and in Westridge for over three years. Kenny devotes his time to political activism, community organizing around issues of wealth inequality and social justice, and mentoring people of various grade levels on creative and collaborative writing. Kenny is chairman of the Prince William NAACP’s Criminal Justice Committee and has worked with groups that combat homelessness and childhood hunger. He is also chairman of the Occoquan Democratic Committee.

Professionally, Kenny works as a business development manager in the community association insurance industry, protecting communities from thefts and other crises.

Since moving to Prince William County – chosen for its economic opportunities and because of its diversity, engaging communities, scenic natural areas, and rich history – Kenny has fought to make the county a more welcoming, inclusive, safe and fair place to live for everyone. For instance, Kenny has advocated for increased mental health and rehabilitative services for returning citizens and those struggling with substance abuse. In addition, Kenny has organized around and advocated for Medicaid expansion, more transit options in our local community, increased pay for teachers, and updates to local nondiscrimination policies to protect the most vulnerable among us. Kenny has also devoted himself to educating citizens of the importance of voting, participating in voter registration drives, seminars, and other activities around expanding voting rights.

The bottom line is that Kenny cares. And because he cares, he wants everyone else to have access to the opportunities he’s had, so that they can get ahead in life as he has done.

As Occocquan’s representative on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Kenny will help them get ahead, by focusing on:

  • securing sufficient funding for our schools, including both teacher pay and also physical infrastructure – some of which is old and crumbling;
  • working on transportation solutions that are effective, affordable and environmentally sustainable;
  • helping to provide good jobs in the community, so that people don’t have to leave the county every day in order to earn a living; and
  • combating social problems like the opioid epidemic, homelessness and mental illness.

Kenny believes that all of these goals are achievable with strong leadership from our government, as opposed to the lack of leadership and divisive policies we’ve seen in recent years. And perhaps most importantly, with Kenny on the Board of County Supervisors, the people of Occocquan will always have someone who’s got their back, who listens to their concerns, and who works tirelessly to help every single member of our community.

Find Out Where To Vote!

Find your local polling place so you know exactly where to cast your vote early by absentee ballot or in person on Primary Day, June 11, and for the General Election on November 5, 2019.

Need to register to vote? Visit the Commonwealth of Virginia voter registration website and make sure your voice is heard.

Need to get in touch? Don’t hesitate to contact the campaign.

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