Kenny is driven first and foremost by caring and love for his community and the desire to help everyone in the Occocquan District – and throughout Prince William County – reach their fullest potential. As the child 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’s Degree 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 a decade and currently lives in Old Bridge Estates with his family. His wife Lisanne – an army veteran – works as a Foster Care Recruiter for Northern Virginia Family Services, and their six children attend Prince William County Public Schools.
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 past chairman of the Prince William NAACP’s Criminal Justice Committee and has worked with groups that combat homelessness and childhood hunger. He is also the past chairman of the Occoquan Democratic Committee and is currently the treasurer of the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia.
Professionally, Kenny works as a business development manager in the community association insurance industry, protecting communities from natural disasters, frivolous lawsuits, thefts, cyber attacks, and other crises. He is a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and has been attending their conferences and law seminars for over a decade. Kenny is also a frequent participant in the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) legislative summit and lobby day, advocating on both sides of the aisle.
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 the Occoquan District’s representative on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Kenny has – and will continue to – help all residents 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;
- investing in our public safety personnel and other frontline employees who keep our community secure;
- 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;
- combating community challenges like the opioid epidemic, homelessness and mental illness;
- establishing our county as a leader in environmental protection, conservation, and sustainability; and
- ensuring that Prince William County is an inclusive and welcoming community for residents of all walks of life.
Supervisor Boddye also sits on several boards and committees that help him further these issues, including:
- Member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Air Quality Control and Chesapeake Bay & Water Resources Policy Committees
- Commissioner on the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation (OmniRide) Commission
- Member of the Prince William County Board Audit Committee, and Joint Audit Committee with Prince William County Schools
- Member of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)
- Prince William Board of County Supervisor representative to the Joint Environmental Taskforce between the county government and school division.
Kenny believes that all of these goals are achievable with strong leadership from local government, as opposed to the political gamesmanship and divisive policies we’ve seen in recent years. And perhaps most importantly, with Kenny on the Board of County Supervisors, the people of the Occoquan District 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.