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Citizens for Balanced Growth

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Board of County Supervisors Votes 20 Sep To Consider Beginning Development of Rural Crescent

“Board looks at new ways to preserve Rural Crescent” by Hillary Chester, Prince William Times,  30

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Nov 2015 Email To Citizens Re. Stone Haven: More Houses, Ever-Increasing Taxes, Ever-Worsening Services … Had Enough Yet?

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“Scott Jacobs for Brentsville Supervisor” flier

"Scott Jacobs for Brentsville Supervisor" flier launches personal attacks against Lawson and supporters. Jacobs says he "knows the only way to reduce class sizes is building new schools," but fails to acknowledge that a far better option would be to simultaneously build new schools AND slow down unneeded, tax-negative residential development that overcrowds roads and schools, depresses property values, and reduces options for weaning county away from an economy that increasingly consists of low-wage jobs and long-distance commuters. Read More

Official PW County Election Returns: Lawson Wins Special Election

Jeanine Lawson wins 23 Dec 2014 special election for Brentsville District BOCS seat with over 75% of vote overall and wide margin in all voting precincts. Read More

Views of 2014 candidates for Brentsville District BOCS seat

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22 March 2014 statement by Jeanine Lawson, candidate for Brentsville Supervisor, to PWCBG on why she should succeed current Brentsville Supervisor Wally Covington, when he resigns in 2014

Lawson expresses support for balanced growth principles to reduce school overcrowding, foster growth of professional jobs, improve ratio of commercial-to-residential tax revenue, reduce traffic congestion, and preserve Rural Crescent. …

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“UPDATED: Prince William supervisors defer vote on Stone Haven”

InsideNova reports 7 Oct BOCS decision to defer Stone Haven vote. "Confusion about whether Stone Haven would relieve or exacerbate high-school overcrowding" noted. Brentsville District Supervisor candidate Jeanine Lawson urges delay on vote, but reserves final judgement on Stone Haven, awaiting "more information about whether the school division is prepared to purchase a school site if Stone Haven is not approved." Read More

“Packed house as Lawson gets GOP nod for Brentsville seat”

Brentsville District Supervisor candidate Jeanine Lawson accepts GOP nomination after opponent Scott Jacobs, now running as an independent, fails to submit paperwork in time to county GOP. Lawson will support job-friendly policies and only "tax-positive" residential development, and will not support Stone Haven if the maximum number of homes remains at 1,650. Lawson notes that "when [developers] proffer land for schools, with the proposals come all these homes that quickly fill up the schools," adding that that approach to land use has proven to be "a failed formula." Read More

“Public hearing set tonight on Stone Haven project in Bristow”

InsideNova previews Stone Haven 3 September hearing and vote before Board of County Supervisors' (BOCS) advisory Planning Commision. Opposition growing due to concerns that Stone Haven will further overcrowd schools and primary roads and be tax negative, and that developer has overvalued land proffered to county. Opposition from Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth, Brentsville Republican BOCS candidate Jeanine Lawson, and BOCS Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland noted. Read More

Jeanine Lawson, candidate for Brentsville Supervisor, on why she should succeed current Brentsville Supervisor Wally Covington

Lawson expresses support for balanced growth principles to reduce school overcrowding, foster growth of professional jobs, improve ratio of commercial-to-residential tax revenue, reduce traffic congestion, and preserve Rural Crescent. Notes her record of "standing up to the pressures of over-development" and years of service "as a trusted advocate for the community." Campaign contributions show broad distribution of donors; minimal reliance on developers. Read More

“Election Results: Brentsville District”

Covington beats Lawson by only 157 votes, or 5% of votes cast in 23 Aug Republican primary; Brentsville District voter turnout 8.7%, higher than 6.4% county average Read More
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