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. 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.
12 March 2014 statement by Scott Jacobs, candidate for Brentsville Supervisor, to PWCBG on why he should succeed current Brentsville Supervisor Wally Covington, when he resigns in 2014
Jacobs seeks “to bring more smart commercial development which will create high-paying jobs right here at home to lessen the burden of congestion on our roadways.” Describes, if elected, “how” he’d perform his duties as supervisor, seeking public input and supporting “common-sense projects”; but otherwise fails to specify “what” land use policies he’d pursue and whether he supports PWCBG’s strategy — as described at Why balanced growth is important — to balance residential growth with trafffic, school, tax, economic, and quality-of-life issues. Campaign contributions show almost exclusive reliance (63%) on developers.
1-4 November 2014 e-mail exchange between PWCBG and Eric Young, candidate for Brentsville Supervisor
PWCBG questions Young’s late-entry into the Brentsville District Supervisor race (mid-Oct) and failure to “ever publicly speak out and fight for what he now says he believes in.” Young says he supports PWCBG’s balanced growth principles, wants “more frequent discussion of proffers requirements” to ensure they’re “adequate” for community needs, and pledges to “never accept developer money.” Young believes that “the biggest stakeholder in land development is always the developer” who takes “the biggest financial risk,” but says he would “like to see that balance tip a bit more toward our community to alleviate the impact that development has on the people.”
BristowBeat.com Article: “[9 December 2014] Brentsville Supervisor Debate Highlights Distinctions between Candidates [for Brentsville Supervisor]” by Val Wallace, Bristow Beat