“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.”

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.”

It’s not often that I feel it necessary to quote Ronald Reagan. Party ideological purity has killed progress in this country. America used to find its strength in investment in itself, both in infrastructure and public goods and services.

But now, making sure someone meets every single checkbox in a perceived metric takes precedence over positive change and growth.

I’m running as an Independent to be a public servant to each and every citizen of VB, regardless of stripe. There should never be a question whether or not your taxes are being assessed or distributed to meet a personal or political agenda. The nuances of public policy can be argued in town halls and discussed with councilpersons, but something we can all agree upon is HOW taxes are collected isn’t the same as WHY taxes are collected. Municipal money management should be agnostic, and only concern itself with the process.

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