Meet Justin

Justin Kennedy is running for Volusia County School Board District 3.

He has lived in Southeast Volusia County since 1975. Justin graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School and attended Radford University.

He and his wife have been married for 27 years and have five children. Their children attended Chisholm Elementary, New Smyrna Beach Middle School, and New Smyrna Beach High School. Three of the five just graduated from the University of Florida in 2021.

Justin has owned and operated a successful landscaping company in Volusia County for over 25 years. Justin has also served on the Edgewater City Planning and Zoning advisory board.

In 2009, he was elected to the Edgewater City Council.  Over the years Justin has served on many school committees such as PTA, SAC, and others.

Recently Justin served as a member of the City of Edgewater’s 2022 redistricting committee.

Justin has been surrounded by educators his entire life. His mother, Dr. Mary Patt Kennedy, was an educator in Volusia County Schools for over 34 years and retired as Area Superintendent in 2010. Justin’s wife Susan Kennedy, has been a teacher for 12 years, and he has two sister-in-laws who are public school teachers.

JUSTIN KENNEDY is seeking election to the Volusia County School Board because he believes that each and every student has the right to meet with success in a school environment that is safe, supportive, conducive to academic achievement and the pursuit of life long learning.


Justin Kennedy has many years of public service and feels that serving his community is a privilege and a duty. 

  • City of Edgewater Planning & Zoning board

  • City of Edgewater Scholarship Committee

  • City of Edgewater City Council

  • PTA Member Chisolm Elementary 

  • Past PTA President NSB Middle School

  • NSB Middle School SAC Committee 

  • Volusia County School Board 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Committee

While Serving on the Edgewater City Council:

With the help of city staff and community business partners, Justin created the Edgewater City Scholarship that to date has raised over $70,000 in scholarship funds for our students.

Created the Edgewater Prince & Princess Ball to benefit the city scholarship fund.

Both programs going strong for ten years running.

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