Karen Jenkins is a lifelong resident of the City of Suffolk. Throughout her lifetime she has passionately advocated for others and currently serves on the Suffolk School Board with a proven track record and history of accomplishments. She is running for the House of Delegates for the 89th District to continue delivering results for the people of Virginia.
Karen was first elected to Suffolk School Board in 2018 and re-elected in 2022. She is a champion for education, public safety, and mental health. As your next Delegate for the 89th District, she will continue to fight and vote for meaningful policies and legislation to support the needs of the district. At the state level, she will be positioned to write and sponsor bills and laws to benefit the schools and communities in the 89th District and throughout the Commonwealth.
During her first term on Suffolk School Board, Karen participated in training and workshops to improve policies and procedures for Suffolk Public Schools. She was instrumental in developing business partnerships and programs to enhance student academic achievement and worked closely with state legislatures to gain funding for SPS.
Mrs. Jenkins currently serves on Suffolk Public Schools Legislative Committee, Access Committee, Suffolk Education Committee, and the VSBA Audit Committee. Mrs. Jenkins was elected and serves as the VSBA Regional II Chair and was appointed to the VSBA Board Of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Blakley Weaver Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Board of the Hampton Roads United Negro College Fund.