- Low taxes: Low taxes help families and small business owners keep more of their income and encourage savings and investment.
- Conservative budget management: The County budget must be managed conservatively. Chesterfield County is one of 38 counties in the United States to earn a Triple AAA bond rating. This saves Chesterfield taxpayers substantial loan interest monies that can instead be used to meet other obligations. It is crucial we maintain our good standing and secure financial reputation through responsible budget management.
- Aggressive recruitment of jobs: Employment is vital to the health of our community. Every job presents an opportunity for families to increase their standard of living. A sustained and focused emphasis on bringing industry and commerce to Chesterfield is necessary to increase the number and quality of jobs available to our citizens.
- Review of business regulation: Ordinances affecting commerce and industry should be reviewed and evaluated to ensure they are current, essential, and meet the demands of the modern economy.
Putting Education First
Chesterfield’s schools are a fundamental beacon of opportunity for our children. As a father and graduate of public school, Chris is deeply committed to investment in our students and teachers. As economic competition increases, so does the need for high quality education. Current trends reveal that future jobs will focus more on STEAM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Health). We must support and reinforce current efforts to equip our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to compete in the global economy.
Swift Creek Reservoir
Swift Creek Reservoir provides the county with much of its drinking water. Continued protection of this natural resource through the Watershed Master Plan is paramount to safeguard it for future generations.