"It is our pleasure to support Vinson Xavier Palathingal for the important At Large School Board seat in Fairfax County. Susan and I sent our three children through Fairfax County Schools and we know the importance of welcoming parental involvement and honest high academic standards. We know Vinson shares our vision of a school system that rewards hard work, academic excellence and opportunities for all."
George Allen & Susan Allen
Former Virginia Governor and US Senator
"I am pleased to endorse Vinson Xavier Palathingal's candidacy for Fairfax County School Board. His ideas to bridge the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) deficit in Fairfax County School System are much needed. Northern Virginia is home to many leading technology companies with many many high paying jobs remaining unfilled due to lack of qualified candidates. Many such jobs apparently require specialized training in specific tools or technology, not really a computer degree. If Fairfax county schools can effectively address this issue by having more career technical education focused on modern technology, it can be a trendsetter for our nation. I really like Vinson’s vision and I endorse his candidacy for Fairfax County School Board."
Robert F. McDonnell
Former Virginia Governor
"One of the most important tasks we as parents, grandparents, and the concerned community should have is to ensure our children receive the best education possible. We have entered an age where children are no longer taught how to think, they are being taught what to think. That is not the role of public education.
Parents need to reassert their authority over the curriculum being presented to their children. Parents need to reassert their authority over the officials making decisions regarding their children. Parents need to reassert their authority over the funding decisions affecting public education.
Vinson Xavier Palathingal understands those imperatives. As an At-Large Member of the Fairfax County School Board, Vinson has promised to restore Academic Rigor, Fiscal Prudence and Total Transparency to the Fairfax County Public School System. For these reasons, Urban Red is proud to endorse Vinson Xavier Palathingal for At-Large Member of the Fairfax County School Board"
Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
Executive Director, www.urbanred.org
"Vinson Palathingal is an amazing father, dedicated volunteer and successful business owner - exactly the type of School Board Member families can count on to represent them well! An involved parent in the lives of his own FCPS graduates, Vinson gave back as a connected school volunteer.As a technology expert and professional, Vinson understands both the demands on hard working families, plus the need for curriculum excellence accessible to, and delivering opportunity for, each student. He offers a vital perspective as an immigrant to represent our diverse community.. I urge voters across Fairfax County to ‘Vote Vinson!’ for School Board at-large."
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board, Springfield District
"I am proud to support Vinson in his bid to serve as an at large member on the Fairfax County School Board. Vinson is committed to focusing resources into the classroom on kids and teachers and reducing the administrative burdens that have been placed on our teachers. As a member of the School Board, Vinson will be a strong advocate for all students and focus on student achievements instead of politics."
Spring Field District Supervisor
As the pastor of St. Jude Syro-Malabar Catholic church of Northern Virginia, I am really excited to see that one of our parishioners has decided to take his civic duties as an American citizen to the next level. I have known Vinson X. Palathingal for the last 4 years. He and his wife Asha have kept their faith alive and raised their two boys with the same conservative catholic values they have grown up with in Kerala, India. I know Vinson takes the matter of education seriously and I am sure he will be a great addition to the decision making body of the public education system in Fairfax County. My best wishes and prayers are always with him.
Fr. Justin Puthussery- Pastor,
St. Jude Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Chantilly, Virginia
“I have known Vinson for the last twenty years . He is a high energy highly motivated individual, very committed to do social good. He has clearly shown to me his entrepreneurial capabilities and his compelling desire to improve the public educational system in USA. I am sure his business like and cost effective approach and strategy will help Fairfax County Public Schools to make world class education available to all of its students. I strongly endorse his candidacy for an At-Large seat on Fairfax County School Board”
Dr. Javad K. Hassan
Founder & Chairman of NeST
A Multinational Group of High Tech Companies
"As a parent of two FCPS students who has gone on to STEM careers, Vinson truly understands what it takes to successfully prepare students for their next steps after high school, from college to vocational school, to the military, to the workforce. And as a technology entrepreneur, Vinson knows what employers are looking for from STEM graduates and where FCPS needs to improve its STEM education. Vinson's own experience as an immigrant from India to the United States gives him unique insight into providing immigrants the education to succeed and thrive in their new home. "
Founder, Suburban Virginia Republican Coalition
“Vinson believes that strong, loving families and caring parents are of paramount importance to a child's success in school. He is exactly right. Schools can never replace the vital role of parents. Vinson will ensure that FCPS keeps parents first in all things regarding the education of their children. I wholeheartedly endorse Vinson for Fairfax County School Board.”
Cathy Cleaver Ruse, JD
Senior Fellow - Legal Studies at Family Research Council
“If I haven't told you yet, my Dad is running for Fairfax County School Board. Growing up he was a tough parent for sure, instilling the lessons he learned growing up and through working tirelessly to get where he is today. On the other hand, he never let me forget how much he loved and cared for me, and the importance of a strong family and good roots. I genuinely believe he will be a great school-board representative for those who care about academic excellence, properly allocating our tax dollars, and instilling the importance of a good, well-rounded education for Fairfax County students. It would mean a lot to me and my dad if you could help support him in any way.The election is on November 5th, 2019, and he is running at large, which means anyone in Fairfax County can vote. Please request your parents, family, and friends to go vote for him!”
Stephen V. Palathingal
Vinson & Asha’s younger son
2nd year student at University of Virginia,
School of Engineering, Charlottesville
“Vinson Palathingal is one of the most thoughtful School Board candidates ever to run in Fairfax County, at a time when we need School Board members who think through the issues and – most importantly – listen to the parents and taxpayers who support the system and believe the education of our children is a top priority in civil society. As the Small Business Administration’s 2013 Exporter of the Year, Vinson personally understands what graduates need to bring to the job world. Vinson Palathingal would be an important voice and creative thinker on the Fairfax School Board, and I urge you to cast your vote for him.”
Former Fairfax County School Board Member
Former President, Virginia State Board of Education
Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
“As a former at-large Fairfax County School Board member I have a unique insight into what it takes to be a strong at-large school board member who will best serve the parents, students and tax payers of Fairfax County. Vinson Palathingal is someone who will be an outstanding at-large school board member. He has an excellent understanding as to what should be the school board’s priorities. He will shift the the board’s focus back to strong academic success for students across the socioeconomic spectrum instead of making ideological political statements. His engineering experience and entrepreneurial perspective will ensure the board guides the school system toward realistic programs that actually achieve their intended goals. He will represent the parents and defend their rights to know what is occurring inside their children’s school. It is with great confidence in his abilities, beliefs and perspective that I strongly recommend that you support Vinson Palathingal and that you vote for him for at-large Fairfax County School Board member in November.”
Former At-large Fairfax County School Board member
“The "One Fairfax" policy is a stunning admission by Fairfax Democrats that their policies for racial equality are a failure. They're now embarking on busing, which will also fail. Vinson Palathingal knows that the real cause of racial inequality is the Democrats' early elementary school "progressive curriculum", which uses "whole word" reading instruction instead of intensive phonics, opposes arithmetic drill, and replaces history with social studies. The students who succeed are the ones who are taught at home. Instead of busing, Vinson will fight for phonics, arithmetic drill, and real history in early elementary school so by fourth grade, all students will be well prepared for high academic achievement.”
President,Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance
Candidate, Virginia State Senate elections - 2019, District 32
“I’ve known Vinson since my early days here in America. We lived near each other, our kids grew up together, and I’ve had the pleasure of really getting to know him. I know that Vinson is one of the most intelligent, hardworking, and thoughtful people in our community and there is no one better than him to advocate for our children in Fairfax county. I stand with Vinson and believe in his campaign. I endorse his candidacy for Fairfax County School Board strongly, and I urge all of you to do everything you can to get him elected.”
Vinson’s long-term friend
& Former President of Kerala Association of Greater Washington
"We need a member on our school board from our own community. A man with a clear thinking, bold and confident to represent us. Having lived here for so long and having served as our community leader, Vinson understands our community’s needs and I am very pleased to see Vinson run as the At-Large member on the Fairfax County school board. Let's give our 100% to support him by all means and spread the word. My best wishes for a great success and Victory is yours Vinson! God Bless!"
Tamil Sangham Leader
“We need someone to represent Indian American community on the FCPS school board. Vinson perfectly fits the bill for several reasons. He is well qualified for the job as he is an experienced parent and an active Asian American community leader. He has been working for several years in different capacities in the education domain, including his most recent efforts working with US State Department to help international students coming to US. Most importantly he has proven track record of working with various ethnic minority groups. I am sure he will be an asset to the Fairfax County school board and urge all my friends to wholeheartedly support him.”
Long term friend of Vinson
& Technology Leader
"Vinson is a dedicated leader in our community who has worked tirelessly to integrate the Asian American community with mainstream America. He is also a caring father who guided his children to grow up as successful and trustworthy young men. He wants the youngsters of Fairfax county to grow as wonderful citizens and is committed to build an environment that facilitates their success.
I find his vision for promoting success-oriented education grounded in family values, while being determined to minimize the financial burden on the citizens of the county very striking. As someone who knows Vinson for nearly 30 years, I know that he is capable of delivering on his promise. As a father of two children studying in Fairfax County schools, I whole heartedly support Vinson for Fairfax County school board."
Long term friend of Vinson
& Indian American community leader
"As a person of Indian origin, I know the difficulties in fully assimilating to the American ways of life. Vinson is one of the few from our community who has integrated exceptionally well into the larger American community. He has excellent communication skills, works really well with others, and is a strong leader. With all these qualities I believe Vinson is highly qualified to be an At-Large member on Fairfax County school board. I wish him all success."
St. Jude Syro Malabar Catholic Church Community Leader