By Lynn R. Mitchell
Brian Schoeneman, Republican candidate for Sully District’s supervisor seat in Fairfax County, announced an upcoming Campaign Open House and other events as well as a response to a recent supervisor vote.
After supervisors voted for a salary increase earlier this week, Brian responded:
On March 3, 2015, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to raise their salary from $75,000 to $95,000 a year. As The Washington Post reports, “The increase, which will take effect in January, comes in a tough budget year for Fairfax, where county officials are working to balance a budget after projecting a revenue gap of nearly $90 million”. Read more of The Washington Post’s article here.
At a time when we are cutting services and seeing tax increases through rising property tax assessments, it is hard to justify to the taxpayers in Fairfax County raising Supervisor salaries – especially since the raises have more fiscal impact than just the increased pay itself. There are pension and benefit implications as well.
Elections matter. This was a 6-4 vote, and one additional vote would have been sufficient to block the raise. If I had been on the Board, I would have voted no on this pay increase and it would have failed.
The latest news from Brian’s campaign:
GOP Nomination Method Chosen: Firehouse Primary
On Monday, February 23rd, the Fairfax County Republican Committee chose to nominate their Sully District Supervisor candidate by Firehouse Primary, also known as a Party Canvass. While we do not have specific dates or times yet, we will keep you posted on all the details as they are made. Please tentatively mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th as this is the most likely date.
You’re invited! Campaign Open House
Please stop by my home (15371 Wetherburn Court, Centreville, VA 20120) on Saturday, March 14th from 11 am to 2 pm. I’d love to meet you, introduce you to my family, and answer any questions you might have about my campaign. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please shoot us back an email or call Erika at 703-906-6368.
Recap of Last Week
We’ve been keeping busy on the campaign trail. I’ve been having such a great time catching up with familiar faces, meeting new friends, and answering questions about why I’m running. On Monday, we attended a packed FCRC meeting at Robinson Secondary School. Tuesday night, we celebrated our campaign kick-off with over 75 people in attendance. You can read more about my kick-off here. On Wednesday night, the Fairfax Area Young Republicans asked me some thought-provoking questions during the Speaker’s Hour at their monthly meeting. I again joined them on Saturday at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly to brush up on my marksmanship and for great fellowship.