Are you tired of party politics? I am. It’s what’s causing the gridlock in DC and a lost sense of unity in our nation. I’m an elected official, not somebody’s puppet–I don’t serve special interest groups. I’m here to serve you and get things done! I ask for your vote to preserve open, honest government that places “Powhatan 1st, Not Politics!”
We’re currently renovating the Junior High…almost done! The old building was falling apart. To keep ‘band-aids’ on the old school would’ve run at least $21 million and we’d eventually have to replace it. The ‘new’ middle school will cost $33 million, and it will be a healthy & safe learning environment for decades to come…well worth the trade.
Bring it! Like water and electricity, good internet service is now a basic necessity of the 21st Century. I’ve appointed people to the Citizen’s Broadband Committee, and I am delighted to say that construction of our new broadband system has begun!
The top priorities of any local government should be safety, schools, and services. You desire excellent safety, great schools, safe roads, adequate facilities, and caring customer service.
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The pathway to prosperity and lower taxes is through rural-friendly commercial growth. People don’t move to Powhatan to enjoy city living. We can be both business-friendly and ensure that new growth compliments our rural character.
What I’ll Do: Promote…
Success in these areas would grow the commercial sector & allow for lower residential tax rates! With the use of existing natural settings, and appropriate architectural matching, we can keep Powhatan an attractive setting in which to work and live.
Davenport & Co LLC (Which manages our bond debt) had this to say about Powhatan a few months ago –
“The bond issue was favorably received by the credit market…and clearly demonstrates how comfortable the credit markets are with the positive things that are happening in Powhatan County.”
“…speaks volumes as the confidence that the credit markets have in Powhatan and its leadership.”
“Congratulations to the County on a great result. When these results are added to last Fall’s refinancing the County has locked in a total of nearly $3 million in debt service savings in the last 6 months.”
“Congrats to all. A well-run government deserves this result.”
I am a supporter of the 2nd Amendment…’the right of the People to keep and bear arms.’ Our rights should be protected, but common sense also plays a role. For example – the 1st Amendment allows for free speech, but common sense dictates you can’t yell “Fire!” in a movie theater. Likewise, I agree with the law which prohibits guns in a courtroom (did you know that Powhatan Court House has a bullet hole in the ceiling from ‘back in the day’?). Convicted felons would be another obvious restriction. Protect our constitutional 2nd Amendment rights? Yes – as much as possible! But leave room for common sense…