Laura in the News


The Fairfax County Republican Committee officially endorsed nine candidates for the Fairfax County Board of Education by acclamation last night in Falls Church, Virginia.

 Hunter Mill District: Laura Ramirez Drain

“I am thrilled to endorse our fantastic slate of candidates for school board,” Fairfax GOP Chairman Tim Hannigan said today. “All of our candidates are well-qualified, and they are running for the right reasons.  Read more


Good news for the GOP in Fairfax – Laura Drain for School Board in Fairfax.

Laura Ramirez Drain announced a few days ago that she is running for the Hunter Mill School Board District Seat in Fairfax County.  Laura, who came to this country in the late 90’s from Mexico, came here to earn her share of the American dream. Laura is very active in her community and Fairfax, something which is sorely needed.  Laura is running against Melanie Meren a hyper PC liberal employee of DOE. Current incumbent  Pat Hynes is not seeking re-election.  Read more


Two Candidates Enter Race for Hunter Mill District School Board Seat. 

With the incumbent stepping down, two candidates are running for the Hunter Mill District seat on the Fairfax County School Board.

Earlier in January, Hunter Mill District Representative Pat Hynes said that she won’t seek re-election. Her term expires at the end of 2019.

Laura Ramirez Drain’s campaign is focused on the Family Life Education curriculum, school boundaries and the FCPS budget.  Read More  


The Larry O'Connor Show on WMAL in Washington, D.C. 

 School board candidate Laura Ramirez Drain (R-Hunter Mill) was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show to discuss comments she made — en español — during a recent meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Education.

Since the majority of board members never really listen, Ms. Ramirez Drain figured she might as well address them in Spanish, her mother tongue. Ms. Ramirez Drain, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born and raised in Mexico.

During her WMAL interview, Ms. Ramirez Drain lamented the school board’s lack of focus on core educational issues. “We should invest in a better curriculum,” she noted.

Mr. O’Connor thanked Ms. Ramirez Drain for running, before concluding his interview with a rhetorical question: “Come on Fairfax County — are you happy with your leadership right now?”



Laura Present a address the Fairfax County School Board On Regular Meeting Thursday, April 25, 2019  

As the world becomes more digital, more paperless, many people feel that classrooms should do the same. Many educators today support the use of tablets and other smart devices to replace textbooks. The current thinking is that the classroom should mirror the world: if everybody reads information from screens, so should students in classrooms. 

But this thinking has flaws that leave students without critical reading skills. If we are to prepare today’s students to become the workers of the future, we must enable them to solve problems, practice innovation, and make good decisions. Consider:

1. The question of print versus digital is not an either-or question; students today need to be biliterate: good readers of printed material and good consumers of digital media. 

2. People read screens differently from printed material. People tend to skim and scan through digital text; they often skim through screens with their eyes moving in an F or Z pattern.  

You can Listen click here and go the time: 1:04:30 to 1:05:05


Hunter Mill District Democratic Committee Endorses Meren for School Board

"Andy Sigle, former president of Reston Association’s Board of Directors, and Laura Ramirez Drain

whose campaign focuses on Family Life Education and the budget, were also running for the board seat. The seat was vacated by longtime Hunter Mill District Representative Pat Hynes in January. Meren’s endorsement bumps other candidates out of the race."

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Colin Mills  @colinmills

Correction to this article: Laura Ramirez Drain is the Republican-endorsed candidate for this position, so the HMDDC's endorsement isn't going to cause her to drop out of the race. She will be on the ballot against Melanie Meren in the fall.

Laura Ramirez- Drain was interviewed by John Lovaas, Comcast