Williamsburg-James City County School Board heard from roughly 20 speakers about filling the empty Powhatan-JCC seat.
Both candidates and their supporters spoke during a public hearing to discuss the seat vacated by Joe Fuentes, who resigned from the board in January.
Lisa Ownby spoke on her own behalf, and had several supporters come in and speak about her strong work ethic and other credentials.
"I feel strongly compelled to serve and would be honored to serve with you," Ownby told the board. She has four children, three still in W-JCC Schools and one student who graduated from the division.
Nine supporters, friends and fellow PTA...