Karl Frisch

Karl Frisch has earned a national reputation as a creative and effective advocate for consumers and student loan borrowers, fighting to hold President Donald Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and others accountable as executive director of Allied Progress. He previously served in a variety of roles for Democratic elected officials, candidates, party committees, and progressive advocacy organizations. Now a candidate for the Fairfax County School Board in the Providence district, Karl will be a bold progressive voice fighting for equity, equality, environmental sustainability, strong fiscal stewardship, and educational excellence for all students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, family income, or the zip code they call home. Karl lives with his partner Evan Ayars, a Fairfax County Public Schools teacher for more than a dozen years, and their dog Dexter in the Mosby precinct. If successful, he will be the first openly LGBTQ local elected official in Fairfax County history.