Dear Falls Church Citizens:
In my campaign for a second term on City Council, I have reached out in a variety of ways — seeking your views at my Fall Festival “listening post”; answering questions at candidate forums; meeting with small groups in living rooms; talking one-on-one in front yards, on front porches, and at civic functions; advertising in the newspaper; and posting here and on Facebook. All to share with you my goals of building community, promoting civility and spurring progress.
Election Day is upon us, and I’m writing this one final message to ask you to consider joining others who believe with me that Falls Church is a confident, progressive City, a place where we meet our challenges with energy and ingenuity.
I am grateful for the endorsement of the Sierra Club’s local chapter, which cited my “understanding and support of environmental issues.” I am honored to be called “conscientious and dedicated” in an endorsement from the News-Press.
And I am thankful for broad grassroots support, including more than 80 citizens whose small-dollar contributions have enabled me to reach out with ads, yard signs, and literature. I have accepted no donations from interests with development applications before City Council. I’m an independent voice, with YOUR needs uppermost in my mind.
Welcoming your input, listening for points of agreement, seeking common ground — that’s my nature, that’s my record, that’s how I will keep working on Council if you re-elect me.
To protect our City’s sense of community and closeness, I practice positive politics and encourage civil, constructive dialogue. If allowed to continue serving on Council, I promise to redouble my efforts to act in a manner that is at all times respectful, and substantive, and focused on moving our City forward.
Thank you for considering me on Tuesday.
•Maintain excellence in public education — invest in proper facilities to keep class sizes stab
•Press City and schools to run a tight and transparent financial ship — every penny counts
•Keep the property tax rate steady — we should aim for $1.30 again in next year’s budget
•Provide quality services and infrastructure — neighborhood traffic calming, well-maintained parks, stormwater management, and more
•Spur new economic activity to increase revenue and help Falls Church become a more vibrant, walkable City, with more places to eat, shop and have fun.
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