Monthly Public Policy Report
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” — Plato
After a long but highly successful General Assembly Session, the Association’s Public Policy efforts have turned to local and regional issues PLUS local elections. Spring in Virginia, at least in even-numbered years, typically means City Council elections and a host of subject areas that require our attention. See below for details as to how VPAR is working for you to establish a strong local presence!
The VPAR Public Policy Committee (PPC) conducted candidate interviews in late March with nearly all of the candidates seeking election to the Newport News City Council and the Hampton City Council, as well as the two candidates seeking the office of Hampton Mayor.
After careful consideration, including a substantive and lengthy written questionnaire that focused on housing and business issues, and a detailed in-person interview with the PPC, the Committee recommended, and the VPAR Board of Directors has approved, the endorsement of the following City Council Candidates:
HAMPTON COUNCIL (three At-Large seats available)
HAMPTON COUNCIL SPECIAL ELECTION (to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Donnie Tuck who is running for Hampton Mayor)
NEWPORT NEWS CITY COUNCIL
Rob Coleman (North District)
Dr. Patricia Woodbury (Central District)
Tina Vick (South District)
The Committee encourages Association members to consider these important endorsements when you go to vote on Tuesday, May 3rd! Look for reminders on the Association’s Facebook page, and be sure to visit the Association office where you can review and take with you information on each candidate.
VOTE THE REALTOR® PARTY on TUESDAY, MAY 3rd!