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ISSUES

I am seeking re-election to maintain an exceptional quality of life and expand opportunities for all citizens.  I’ve been proud to collaborate with residents, our School Board Representative Dianne Smith and other elected officials,  and our regional organizations and other stakeholders in continuing to move Chesterfield forward.  We have created a more citizen-centered local government emphasizing high-quality services, compassion, transparency, technology and fiscal accountability. 

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Maintain our School Division’s Facilities

We need to develop a plan with the School Board that funds the division’s major maintenance reinvestment at 2.5% of pay-go funding annually while continuing to build safe, modern schools.

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Emphasize Recruitment & Retention in Public Safety

We need to emphasize recruitment and retention of our hardworking men and women in public safety.

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Focus on Job Growth & Commercial/Industrial Ratio

While Chesterfield leads the region in job growth, we must continue to seek greater balance in our residential/commercial/industrial tax base ratio, capitalizing on areas with existing infrastructure and incentive programs.

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Extend the Powhite Parkway to Hull Street

We must plan the construction of the Powhite Parkway extension to the growing Hull Street corridor.

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Add Quality-of-Life Enhancements

Chesterfield should continue to invest in quality of life enhancements – such as library expansions and pickle ball courts – that serve our growing and thriving senior population.

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Revitalize Neighborhoods

Continue efforts to incentivize private investment in aging homes and businesses including leveraging public infrastructure investment .

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Protect the Swift Creek Reservoir

We must grow efforts to protect the Swift Creek Reservoir, working with individuals to restore and protect Resource Protection Areas (RPAs), plant trees, maintain BMPs, and limit sediment infiltration.

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Reduce Opioid Use

While the number of opioid overdoses appears to have leveled off in Chesterfield, we must continue to work with our Opioid Steering Committee and our regional experts to reduce numbers and advocate for addiction treatment.

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Build an Animal Adoption Center

Chesterfield needs a centrally-located Animal Adoption facility that will relieve our crowded shelter and facilitate the quick adoption of animals looking for a good home.