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Chesterfield: Better Together

Early voting is over, and Election Day is Tuesday. I had the pleasure of meeting and listening to hundreds of voters at the polls during early voting. It was very refreshing to hear from the voters who had taken the time to research the information I have provided regarding my vision for Chesterfield and to hear them share their concerns. All along, I have attempted to listen to the citizens and propose how I might address their concerns if elected. I am happy to report my platform was well-received and seemed to resonant with so many voters.


One of my more controversial and misunderstood proposals was to challenge the county administration to scrutinize all their budgets and attempt to identify savings that could be utilized to address the priorities the voters continue to remind me of: schools, roads, and public safety. I have received a lot of backlash from my opponent's supporters for suggesting that Chesterfield County take a more business-like approach to how they do business, so that we can fully-fund our public schools, prioritize critical infrastructure, and adequately fund our police and fire departments. So imagine how surprised and flattered I was to see just last week that Governor Youngkin has adopted my proposal for the Commonwealth budget. The Governor is a successful business man, and he gets it. Good governance is not about making excuses and blaming others. It is about vision and focused efforts to move forward.

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To end my last message before Election Day, I would like to share my closing statement from the candidate forum that was held last week:


“I have heard loud and clear from the citizens of this county that their number one priority is responsible growth--where investment in infrastructure (schools, roads, and public safety) keeps pace with new construction and growth in population. All done in a fiscally-responsible and transparent fashion. I spent over 30 years working for a company whose motto was “If you can dream it, you can do it.” This has always resonated with me, and this is how I will promise to serve the citizens of Chesterfield County. I will listen to and work with the citizens to establish our dream and all my energy will be put toward achieving and protecting that dream. I will not blame others. I will not make excuses. I will not lecture you on what I can’t do. I will be focused on what I can do, and working together, we will make our dream a reality. Thank you.”


Please get out and vote on Tuesday, and we can get going on making Chesterfield better together.


God bless American, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Chesterfield County, and the good citizens of Matoaca!

-Chip







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