Kris and her daughter Sara
Kris Amundson represents Virginias 44th District in southeastern Fairfax County. Elected in 1999, she currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. Her committee assignments include Rules; Counties, Towns and Cities; and Science and Technology.
Before being elected as a member of the General Assembly, Amundson served for nearly a decade on the Fairfax County School Board, including two years as its chairman. In 1999, she was President of the Virginia School Boards Association. She served on the Commission on the Future of Public Education in Virginia and the Commission on Educational Accountability.
Amundson is the president of KJA Communications, an educational communications business located in Alexandria, Virginia. The company develops and writes educational materials for school administrators, school board members, parents, teachers, and students. She is the author of the books, School Violence: Safeguarding Our Children, and Kids Don't Come with Instruction Books.
Kris Amundson has been actively involved in community organizations and was president of the Westgrove Citizens Association and New Hope Housing, which operates homeless shelters in Fairfax County. She is a member historic Christ Church in Alexandria, where she formerly served on the Vestry. She is co-founder of LaBeca Womens Scholarship Foundation. Her daughter, Sara, graduated from West Potomac High School and Princeton University.
Her legislative record includes:
- Increasing school efficiency by redirecting funds from administration to the classroom
- Ensuring that all women with breast or cervical cancer ... regardless of income ... can receive quality health care
- Protecting Virginias first responders against air and blood-borne diseases
- Protecting consumers from price gouging during emergencies
- Protecting children from sexually violent predators
Neighbors may speak with Kris Amundson without an appointment during her Community Office Hours on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to noon at Sherwood Regional Library in Mount Vernon.