Since being elected to the Fairfax City Council in 2008 I have had the distinct honor of working together with my colleagues to make the City of Fairfax the best place to live, work and raise a family.
Our next election is May 1, 2012 and I want to continue these efforts and serve my community and that is why I've decided to run for re-election to the City Council.
Living in a City that celebrated its 50th birthday in 2011 we've continued the success story of our City even with a challenging economy. Since I began serving on Council, the City of Fairfax:
- Was named by Forbes as the third best place to live in the country
- Has obtained a AAA bond rating
- Won the Gold Medal Award from the National Recreation and Park Association for the best parks and recreation system in the country with a population of less than 25,000
- Has seen our schools and students win numerous awards and honors
However, our work is not complete - we need to encourage responsible economic growth, especially along Fairfax Boulevard and in our downtown, continue making our City "green" and we must remain diligent about retaining the special "sense of place" that the City is known for by preserving our neighborhoods and supporting our special events, our historic resources and our arts and culture.
One of the great things about our City is the special pride we take in our local businesses.
By visiting your hometown shops or restaurants you are making an investment in the future of the City as your tax dollars come right back to support our schools, transportation projects, and other services that make our City great.
We are very fortunate to live in such a wonderful place where community matters, where elected officials are accessible and where everyone feels that their voice is heard. I look forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-268-0541.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you around town.