Challenger for Braddock Supervisor
Town of residence: North Springfield
Education: B.A. University of Maryland European Division with honors. Accounting and Business University of Kentucky. German language and Political Science University of Freiburg, Germany
Offices held, dates: State Chairman, Independent Green Party of Virginia 2000 to 2010; Fairfax Federation of Citizens Association Vice President circa 2005; North Springfield Civic Association, Braddock District Council; Executive Committee Independent Green Party of Virginia 2010 to present; National Chairman Committee to Draft Michael Bloomberg for President
Occupation and relevant experience: Accountant. Served as co-chair of the Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations Budget, and Transportation committees
Community involvement: North Springfield Civic Association, PTA, Traffic Calming Committee. Worked in the community for nearly 30 years.
Email address: CareyChetCampbell@gmail.com
Name three favorite endorsements: Independent Green Party; Dr. Joseph Galdo, Green Party; Gail for Rail Parker, Independent Green Party
What is one issue that defines your call to serve, why does it matter, and how will you tackle it?
The Green New Deal positive solutions eco jobs for the economy. Solar Jobs. Wind Jobs. Geothermal Jobs. Rail jobs. More trains less traffic. Bring Bike Share to Braddock. Walkable, bikeable, pedestrian, rail friendly communities. Cut taxpayer subsidies to big asphalt, big oil, and fossil fuel. Install money making renewable energy in all our public buildings. Build money making, revenue producing rail, and bike lanes.
What distinguishes you from your opponents and why should voters choose you?
I am an Independent candidate. I do not accept contributions from lobbyists, and the usual corporate campaign contributors. My loyalty is to Braddock District residents.
More than half of the county budget is devoted to the local school system. A significant budget gap looms for the next budget cycle, both for FCPS and Fairfax County. What are the top county priorities and how will you assure funding and manage the budget? What ideas do you have for increasing revenue? Name two areas/items you would cut or reduce.
Cut the massive taxpayer subsidies to campaign contributors and lobby crowd. They fund the incumbent's campaign. My positive solution is to invest our resources into our community, not campaign contributors. Keep our schools, police, and fire departments strong. Increase the value of our homes, businesses, and communities by building money making rail. Bring bike share to Braddock. Every dollar invested in rail returns twenty dollars to the economy. Rail grows revenue for our schools, police, and fire departments.
We increase revenue by installing solar panels, and geothermal heating and cooling systems in all our public buildings. My home in North Springfield has 51 solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling. The first year installed it produced 10 times the energy it consumed. It's a money maker. Every quarter I receive on average $1,200 in revenue from the profits that renewable energy produces. Every homeowner can do this. Every building in Fairfax County can do this. I'd cut the Economic Development Authority, and save millions of taxpayer dollars. I'd propose cuts in the county tech budget. In years of going door to door, I've had person after person tell me there is fat in that portion of the county budget.
How many hours a week of outside employment do you anticipate while serving on the Board of Supervisors?
Zero. Braddock District Supervisor would be my only job.