John's Focus

John is running to deliver results to the people of Loudoun. Learn more about John’s focus and the issues below.

SOLVE OUR TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS

John launched his campaign after the incumbent chair voted for guaranteed toll hikes through 2056 on the Greenway. As Chair, John will be an advocate for lower tolls and distance based pricing as well as alternatives to the Greenway and Rt. 50.

He will also incentivize other means of transportation to provide opportunities for us to take cars off our roads. The expansion of Metro and a new housing strategy will help reduce our commute times and limit traffic congestion, solving our transportation problems.

KEEP TAXES LOW

Loudoun enjoys a lower tax rate than both Fairfax and Prince William County. John will advocate for fiscally responsible and efficient government. As Chair, he will refuse pay raises and fight for lower taxes.

PRIORITIZE SCHOOL SAFETY AND QUALITY EDUCATION

John and his wife have three daughters, ages 13, 8, and 5, who attend Loudoun County Public Schools. As a father, quality education is a priority, and he understands the need to reduce crowding in schools, support our teachers, and ensure our children’s safety.

One of John’s first goals as chairman will be to expand Loudoun’s nationally recognized School Resource Officer (SRO) program to include our elementary schools. The SRO program in Loudoun has been effective in not only protecting our schools, but also fostering a positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and our students.

CREATE A BALANCED VISION FOR HOUSING

Loudoun desperately needs a development strategy that diversifies our housing portfolio while preserving open spaces. Having first lived in an Affordable Dwelling Unit in Sterling when he first moved to Loudoun County, John is committed to a housing strategy from entry level to retirement.

“My plan for strategic development will help those who work in Loudoun afford to live here, including our teachers, deputies, firefighters, single mothers and young families” -John Whitbeck

John’s vision offers a path to preserving our open spaces and rural economy, including a Transfer of Development Rights program and a commitment to 0% net loss of farmland. Western Loudoun is a tourist destination we cannot lose to careless, sprawling development.

PROTECTING LOUDOUN’S FUTURE

As an attorney and small business owner in Loudoun for nearly 20 years, John has experienced firsthand the inconsistencies and restrictions new businesses face. He is committed to making Loudoun a business friendly county in order to create more jobs right here at home and strengthen our economy.

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