Issues and Priorities

  • Herndon is a special place.  We’re unique within the Northern Virginia sprawl because we’re an independent Town with our own identity; I want to help strengthen that identity and take advantage of our special status as a Town. Our immediate priorities should be keeping everyone safe and dismantling systems that  create inequality.  

  • We need to work with Fairfax County and adjust our zoning laws in order to increase the availability of workforce and middle-income housing.

  • We need to ensure that those who work for Herndon, live in Herndon, by providing housing stipends to low or middle-income Town staff.

  • We must develop the downtown area and continue the negotiation and execution of PPEA projects.

  • We need a good network of streets, bike paths and sidewalks to connect downtown and the Metro neighborhood to parks, shops and homes.

  • We need to work with the Commonwealth and surrounding jurisdictions to reduce the cut-through commuter traffic that is clogging our streets.

  • We need to examine our policies and practices to recognize their effects on climate change.

  • Herndon is a vibrant, diverse town and its leaders should be responsive to all. We need to be open to new ideas on housing, public safety, traffic and other Town services so that all community members can feel welcome and thrive.