LaTonsha will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors
LaTonsha Pridgen, known affectionately to friends as LT, is an author, advocate, motivational speaker and an authorized Stewards of Children Facilitator. She holds a B.S. degree from Park University and an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Employed as a Certified Project Management Professional, LT’s true passion is children’s advocacy and public service.
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, LT and her wife, Gwin, relocated to Northern Virginia for work and have made the region their new home. They are undergoing the process to become certified foster parents.
LT’s determination to advocate for children and serve the underserved is born of her own childhood experiences of abuse and extreme poverty. Already, she has tapped those experiences to write a book and found a nonprofit (Stomp Out the Silence) to keep other children from experiencing the trauma of her childhood. Through her work with her nonprofit organization, LT has educated adults in Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties on child abuse prevention. This past legislative session, she advocated for, supported, and lent her personal testimony to the passing of Senator Jennifer McClellan’s Senate Bill 101.
As Coles District Supervisor in Prince William County, she will work to make the county a better place to live, work, and play for all of its residents.