Don Shaw for Brentsville Supervisor
Brentsville Magisterial District Supervisor, Prince William County, VA in VA http://www.shawforbrentsville.com
7371 Atlas Walk Way Suite 249
Primary Election Date: 2015-06-09 General Election Date: 2015-11-03
Who am I?
I served a career in the US military where I faced complex situations every day. I spent almost 8 years as a senior manager in the federal government working under reduced budgets finding creative solutions to continue supporting the warfighter with fewer resources. Last year, I transitioned to private industry where I continue to improve efficiency in government organizations. I am ready for the challenge of applying my knowledge and experience toward improving governing and governance in Prince William County.
Why am I running?
It’s time to reclaim the Board of County Supervisors for the people of Prince William County and get back to the business of addressing the issues most important to the residents of the Brentsville District. For too long, special interests have wielded an inordinate amount of influence in our county. I am very passionate about good government and good governance. We must demand elected officials who are willing to stand up for their constituents, not special interests, and we must hold them accountable. It is for that reason I have decided to step up to the challenge and declare my candidacy for Brentsville Supervisor in 2015.
1) Make Prince William County "the" place for business - Currently, Prince William County is a sleepy bedroom community, though it is the second most populous county in Virginia. An unsustainably high portion of our tax base relies on residential properties, making us even more vulnerable to the adverse effects of a housing downturn. We must create the conditions necessary to encourage business to relocate to Prince William County.
2) Improve our schools - Prince William County has the largest class sizes and the lowest average teachers salaries in Northern Virginia. The school system has been cut to the point where the quality of our students' education is suffering. We must find ways to fund our schools appropriately and use the funds wisely.
3) Protect the Rural Crescent - Ever since the county designated the rural preservation area known as the Rural Crescent in 1998, special interest groups have been working to chip away at it. We must continue to protect this vital area of our county for future generations.
My DFA Values
I am a firm believer in the DFA Values of community, security, and liberty. My three policy goals: make Prince William County "the" place for business, improve our schools, and protect the Rural Crescent are founded on these principles.
My Campaign is People Powered!
I have reached out to former Democratic candidates in the area asking for their support. My campaign is very much a grassroots campaign - the influx of new residents is changing the regional dynamic. My campaign is one of inclusion and is reaching out to them.