I’m David Washington running for Chesapeake City Council this election year in May. Please allow me to tell you a little more about myself. First and foremost, I am a man of God, husband to my wife April and father to our daughter Angela. I’m a Navy Veteran, former Obama Campaign Staffer and Campaign Manager to Chesapeake Councilwoman Dr. Ella Ward. I am President of the New Chesapeake Men for Progress. I am also serving the Chesapeake community as the Chairman of the Chesapeake Human Services Advisory Board. I’m a Prince Hall Mason, Summa Cum Laude graduate of Norfolk State University with a degree in Political Science and member and Ministry Leader at the Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Kim W. Brown in Chesapeake, VA.
I have received the endorsement of the Chesapeake Democratic Committee, Chesapeake Councilwoman Dr. Ella Ward, local community leaders such as Nichelle Buffalow from South Norfolk and Jeff Staples from Hickory. I believe I’m the only candidate for Council that can unify the different sections of Chesapeake together under one flag. I have spent the past year going to the Civic Leagues in South Norfolk, Georgetown, Western Branch and Deep Creek listening to the concerns of citizens and also building a relationship with their leaders.
I have made public statements in front of council in support of our teachers, police, investing in infrastructure and the working class.
Focus of my campaign:
*Revamp the Cash Proffer System for a balance between residential and business growth
*Closing the gap between City Employee wages and the high cost of living
* Investing in all of our Schools and Roads
*Economic Development in Western Branch, Deep Creek and South Norfolk
*Invest in Recreation & Senior Citizen Centers
*Create Programs to encourage young working-class adults to become Homeowners in Chesapeake
…and we can do these things without rising one cent of property tax
The City of Chesapeake has an operating budget of 1.3 Billion Dollars Annually, second only to Virginia Beach in Hampton Roads. Chesapeake has the highest sales tax in the state, and some of the highest property taxes in the country, and when you add in the fact the state is trying to put tolls on every bridge, tunnel and road. Chesapeake has proven we are willing to pay our fair share in taxes for quality service. Therefore, when it comes to taking care of our City Employee’s, maintaining all of our schools and roads no matter what section of the city you live and providing world-class recreation and community centers it’s not a case of whether or not we can or we can’t it’s a matter of what are our priorities and having a budget that reflex’s putting people not politics first.
It’s time for change and new leadership on our city council. I want to represent all the people of Chesapeake. The PEOPLE of Chesapeake are underrepresented on our current city council. Big Businesses and developers are well represented on this council. I’m asking for your support financially and even more importantly I’m asking for your VOTE. Please join me and my family on this journey to make Chesapeake a great city for EVERYONE.
For more information about the campaign or to donate go to www.davidwashingtonforcouncil.com.
Remember Vote David Washington Tuesday May 3rd. Because together and only Together We Will Win!!
Thank You, and God Bless