Gary Broderick is a candidate for school board in Richmond's 7th District. He's a community organizer who has worked with parents and teachers in Richmond, a former Learning Assistant at Eastway Elementary in Durham, NC, and a former organizer with the Durham Association of Educators. He began his Public Education activism after the City of Philadelphia announced it was going to close 23 schools. With 18 other concerned citizens, he participated in civil disobedience to prevent the closings. He also played a leadership role in the teacher-led #StudentsDeserveMore march demanding more funding for NC Schools from then Republican Governor, Pat McCrory.