William decided to run for the House of Delegates last year when he saw how the voice of the people had become increasingly drowned out by extremists with radical social agendas. He saw that rigid ideology had taken the place of compromise and common-sense, and something had to be done.
William is a teacher, an instructor, an elected official, a public servant, a community leader, and a proud husband, father, and grandfather, and hopes to use all of these experiences to best serve the people of Virginia’s 65th district.
Raised in Central Virginia, William Quarles is now a proud resident of Goochland County. William is happily married to Ruth Bowles, and has 2 sons and 3 grandchildren, of whom he is very proud. He and Ruth live in Goochland, in a home they built on property adjacent to other family members. William has deep roots in the community.
William graduated from Virginia Union University with a degree in Chemistry and Biology.
He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
Quarles began his career teaching science in Richmond and Louisa public schools. Following his work as a teacher, William began what would become a thirty year career working at the North Anna Nuclear Power Station as a supervisor and instructor of nuclear chemistry. He currently owns a small business that provides employee training.
Currently, William is the Vice President of the Goochland Education Foundation and a board member of the Goochland Recreation Center Committee.
William Quarles first served his community in an elected capacity on the Goochland County Board of Supervisors. He served on the board for eight years, including three as Chair. William has also served on the Goochland Planning Commission, and was appointed to the State Emergency Medical Advisory Board by then Governor Tim Kaine.
In 2012, he was honored by the NAACP for his outstanding commitment and dedication to the community.
Source: Quarles (10/29/2013)