At last night’s Fairfax GOP meeting, Republican Joe Galdo announced his candidacy for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The following are his prepared remarks:
Thank you, Tim. As Tim mentioned, my name is Joe Galdo, and I’m running for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
I have lived in Fairfax County for 37 years. During that time I have seen traffic congestion worsen, our schools become overcrowded, taxes rise year after year and the county government expand beyond the point of being manageable.
In short, I believe that government has grown too big, too intrusive, and it spends way too much. I am running for Chairman to fix this.
As your Chairman, I will fight to get a handle on spending, so we not only can provide sufficient funding for high priority needs — but also reduce taxes.
Transparency in government is important to me. I will put the county’s checkbook online, for all taxpayers to see. And why shouldn’t you have quick, easy access to that information? After all, it’s your money!
We must not only fight to make Fairfax County affordable again… it’s also time to make Fairfax safe again!
As your Chairman, I will fight to give our police the tools they need to get drugs and gang violence off our streets, out of our schools, and out of Fairfax County!
Finally, government exists to serve the people — not the other way around.
To that end, I will fight to empower parents with more control over their children’s education. Our public schools need to get back to basics — no more radical indoctrination under the guise of Family Life Education!
I am in this race to win — and I intend to spend the next five months campaigning for not only myself, but also for Republican candidates up and down the ballot, all across Fairfax County. Together, we can win this election!
I truly believe that, together, we can make Fairfax affordable again. We can make Fairfax safe again. And yes, we are going to make Fairfax great again!
I will be available after the meeting to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you all, God bless you, God bless Fairfax County, and God bless America!
To learn more about Joe Galdo, or to volunteer, visit his official website at GaldoForChairman.com.