Education Q&A for Hanover BOS Candidates

Part of Friends of Hanover Schools’ mission is to help keep the public informed about Hanover education-related matters. Furthermore, approximately 50% of overall funding for our public schools comes from Hanover County, and the Board of Supervisors appoints School Board members, and that body does not have the authority to raise revenues. Hence, on June 4th, Friends of Hanover Schools  asked each candidate in the upcoming 2015 Board of Supervisors elections to explain their views regarding ten questions relevant to Hanover’s school system. Each candidate received the questions and a cover letter via email and was asked to respond by June 30th, with the understanding that responses would be posted on our website when and as they were returned to us.


CC-FayeFaye Prichard is the Director of Writing for the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University where she has taught for over fifteen years and previously earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Literature. She was elected to the Ashland Town Council in 2002 and served as the town mayor for ten years. During this time she represented Ashland and often served in executive leadership roles for the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC), Virginia Municipal League (VML), Richmond Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), and others. Ms. Prichard has lived in Ashland with her husband for over 30 years.

Read Ms. Prichard’s responses here.

Web Stokes – Hargrave Military Academy, 1992; Bluefield College, 2009 (Organizational Management and Leadership); United States Marine Corps, 1992-1999 (Infantry, Sergeant E-5); Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, 2000-2002 (Patrol); Charlottesville Police Department, 2002-2006 (Patrol, SWAT); The Sherwin Williams Company, 2006-2009 (Sales and Management); The Valspar Corporation, 2009-2011 (Sales Management); The Sherwin Williams Company, 2011-2012 (Sales); DMA Floors, 2012-Current (Project Management/Business Development); Widewater Volunteer Fire Rescue, 1997-1999 (Firefighter/Medic/Dive Team Lt.); Stafford Volunteer Fire Department, 1999-2002 (Firefighter/Medic); Charlottesville/Albemarle Drug Court, 2004-2006 (Board of Directors); Boy Scouts of America, 2013-Current (Cub Scout Den Leader); King’s Charter Swim Team, 2013-Current

Read Mr. Stokes response here.

CHICKAHOMINY DISTRICT (uncontested race)

Head shot A K.WAngela Kelly-Wiececk is running for the Chickahominy seat. She has served in that seat on the Board of Supervisors since 2012 where she chairs the Board’s Legislative Sub-committee and also serves on the Joint Education, Finance and Safety/Security Committees. Additionally, Ms. Kelly-Wiecek is the current Chair of the Capital Area Workforce Investment Agency Policy Board and the current Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Partnership. She serves on the Capital Region Collaborative, the Sportsbackers Board of Directors, Maymount Foundation Board, and is a former Chair of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission. Ms. Kelly-Wiecek is a 17-year resident of Hanover County with 20 years of communications and public relations experience in private industry and manufacturing.

Read Ms. Kelly-Wiececk ‘s responses here.


Canova Peterson is the incumbent for the Mechanicsville seat. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1968 with a degree in Architecture and a year of graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning. He continued his education in VCU’s MBA program. Mr. Peterson served 2 years in the U.S. Army in combat in Vietnam, and was awarded the bronze star. He opened his architectural practice in Mechanicsville in 1979.  He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in January of 2012, and elected vice-chairman and later chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  He is actively involved with Rotary Clubs, VFW, American Legion, Memorial Regional Hospital Community Advisory Board, Covenant Woods Board Member, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, Richmond Region Transportation Planning Organization, King William County Board of building Code Appeals, AIA, and others.

Read Mr. Peterson’s responses here.

Glenn Millican is running for the Mechanicsville seat against incumbent Canova Peterson. He has not previously served on the Board of Supervisors, but served at one time as Director of Planning and Community Development for New Kent and Hanover counties, on the Hanover County School Board for 28 years and on the Board of Directors for the Pamunkey Regional Library for 8 years. If there are any questions regarding this response, please contact Mr. Millican at for further clarification.

Read Mr. Millican’s responses here.

The other Supervisor Races are uncontested:


emptyAvatarAubrey Stanley, incumbent 

Did not respond to the questionnaire.


emptyAvatarScott Wyatt

Did not respond to the questionnaire.


emptyAvatarSean Davis, incumbent

Did not respond to the questionnaire.


emptyAvatarWayne Hazzard, incumbent 

Did not respond to the questionnaire.