At a Special Work Session on Monday, December 18, 2023, the New Kent County Board of Supervisors appointed District 3 resident, Amy M. Pearson, to fill the unexpired term of the late Patricia A. Paige, who passed away on November 28, 2023. Pearson’s term will end on December 31, 2024 after a November 5, 2024 Special Election to fill the vacancy for what would have been Paige’s third term on the Board.
Pearson is the Chief Financial Officer for the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, where she has worked for 13 years. She is also a former Assistant Financial Services Director for New Kent County, where she worked from November 2001 until October 2010. She has over 30 years experience in financial administration/management. Pearson has also served on both the New Kent Planning Commission and the Board of Equalization after being appointed to both by Paige, and has served as the New Kent County representative for Plan RVA. She is also a former New Kent County Chief Election Officer.
“I am truly honored by your confidence in me,” Pearson said at her final Planning Commission meeting on December 18. “Make no mistake though, I could try the rest of my life and I could never take the place of Ms. Paige. She truly was an icon and a voice for New Kent County. And although I can’t fill her shoes, I will give it my all to be the voice for the District 3 citizens of New Kent.,” she said. “Like Ms. Paige. I am a listener, a thinker and a doer. I assure you I will be accessible and I will give 110 percent.”
Pearson was chosen from a field of 24 candidates and was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors. Board Chairman C.T. “Tommy” Tiller, Jr., who also served on the Planning Commission with Pearson, said that she was the most qualified and experienced applicant for the position. “The residents of District 3 will be lucky to have her as their representative on the Board,” he said.
Pearson and her husband Ned have lived in New Kent County for over 20 years. They have three adult children and four granddaughters.