SOLVE OUR TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS
John launched his campaign after the incumbent chair voted for guaranteed toll hikes through 2056 on the Greenway. As Chair, John will be an advocate for lower tolls and Greenway and Rt. 50 alternatives.
He will also advocate strategies to incentivize other means of transportation. Expansion of Metro and a new housing strategy provide opportunities for us to take cars off our roads, reduce commute times, and solve our transportation problems.
KEEP TAXES LOW
Loudoun enjoys a lower tax rate than both Fairfax and Prince William county. John will be advocate for fiscally responsible and efficient government. He will refuse pay raises and fight for lower taxes.
PRIORITIZE SCHOOL SAFETY WITH ACTION
One of John’s first goals as chairman will be to expand Loudoun’s nationally recognized School Resource Officer (SRO) program to cover our elementary schools. The SRO program in Loudoun has been effective in not only protecting our schools, but also providing leadership and role-models for our students.
STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT THAT IMPROVES OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Loudoun desperately needs a housing and development strategy. We need to provide housing for citizens from entry level to retirement. John is committed to affordable housing, having first in an Affordable Dwelling Unit in Sterling when he moved to Loudoun.
“My plan for strategic development will help those who work in Loudoun afford to live here, including our teachers, deputies, firefighters, single mothers and young families” -John Whitbeck
We also need to make use of our already existing infrastructure like roads, sewers, and more to avoid new infrastructure costs.
Strategic development also offers a path to preserving our open space and rural economy in the west. Western Loudoun is a tourist destination we cannot lose to careless, sprawling development.
PROTECTING LOUDOUN’S FUTURE
John has spent 20 years as an attorney and small business owner in Loudoun County. He and his wife have three girls, 13, 8 and 5 and their daughters attend Loudoun County Public Schools. John will be a locally-focused Chairman who gets results.