by Leah Small
Kristen Larson is the second School Board member to file her candidacy for the City Council elections, as Richmond magazine reports. She seeks to fill the seat of Councilwoman Kathy Graziano, who is considering the possibility of retiring this term.
School Board member Kimberly Gray, who recently announced her candidacy for retiring councilman Charles Samuel’s seat, was the first School Board member to enter the race.
Larson would have much expertise entering the fray of city-schools budget negotiations. She has co-chaired the School Board’s facilities task force, which crafted a 16-plus year plan to overhaul the school division's dilapidated facilities.