Fairfax County School Board candidate champions family and hard work as keys to success

Fairfax County School Board candidate champions family and hard work as keys to success

Vinson X. Palathingal is proud to be Asian American. Since moving to the U.S. from Kerala, India, about 27 years ago to pursue a master’s degree in engineering, Palathingal has built a career in information technology and founded a nonprofit think tank, the Indo-American Center, that he now runs as its executive director. He established a home in McLean where he and his wife watched their two sons grow up and attend the University of Virginia to study computer science. Palathingal credits the values of family and hard work instilled in him during his upbringing as a conservative Catholic in…

Indian American Entrepreneur Vinson Palathingal Running for School Board in Fairfax, Virginia

Indian American Entrepreneur Vinson Palathingal Running for School Board in Fairfax, Virginia

Another Indian American has announced an intention to run for office. Vinson Xavier Palathingal has said he will run for an at-large seat on the Fairfax School Board in Virginia. Palathingal has been a resident of McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County for over 21 years. Originally from Kochi in Kerala State, India, Palathingal is a serial entrepreneur, Asian American community leader and a free market advocate, according to his bio. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from India and master’s degree in engineering from University of Nevada at Reno. He has run multiple small businesses in the U.S. and…

Indian American Vinson Palathingal running for Fairfax County School Board

Indian American Vinson Palathingal running for Fairfax County School Board

The technology entrepreneur receives endorsement of Sen. George Allen, other key Fairfax County Republicans. Virginia businessman Vinson X. Palathingal is running for Fairfax County School Board. If elected, the Falls Church, VA, resident will become the first Indian American to serve on the board of the Fairfax County Public Schools, the tenth largest school system in the United States. Palathingal, a technology entrepreneur, is running as an at-large candidate. The board has 12 elected members, including three at-large members, who serve four-year terms. Every voter can vote for up to three candidates for the three at-large seats. The election is…

Vinson Palathingal, Candidate for Fairfax County School Board, At Large

Vinson Palathingal, Candidate for Fairfax County School Board, At Large

"If you look at the numbers, 53% of of our real estate taxes go straight to the operating budget of Fairfax County Schools. That is over $3 billion, not including the infrastructure expenses. There is no real oversight. [School Board] meetings go on for hours without any discussion about academics." Vinson Palathingal In this episode, Mike and Jill interview Vinson Palathingal, candidate for Fairfax County School Board, At Large. Vinson is an engineer by profession and a successful IT entrepreneur. Learn about his beginnings in Kerala, India, his emigration to the United States, his commitment to education and his plans to…

School board race comes into focus as Dems, GOP make endorsements

School board race comes into focus as Dems, GOP make endorsements

The electoral field for the 2019 Fairfax County School Board race looks to be set after the Fairfax County Democratic Committee made its candidate endorsements last week. The Dems’ 12 picks came after the Fairfax County Republican Committee made its nine endorsements (the GOP did not endorse a candidates in three of the races) last month. While candidates can still file to run in any of the races, it appears the stage is now set for a fall election that will see many new faces on the 12-member board. In school board elections voters select a representative from their magisterial district plus…