Letter: Campaign Distortions

Letter: Campaign Distortions

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Alexandrians should be tired by now of the daily unsupported attacks on Allison Silberberg based on votes taken out of context and distortions of her public policy views. Despite the negative campaigning Allison has kept to the high road and continued to focus on issues. Before you vote on Nov. 3, please keep in mind:

A life-long Democrat, Allison is the Democratic nominee for mayor:

Allison has always worked for Democrats, including Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. She has been involved in many Democratic campaigns. As the top Democratic vote-getter in 2012, she was elected Vice Mayor. Allison is endorsed by many prominent Democrats, including Rep. Don Beyer, Former Mayor and State Senator Patsy Ticer, and State Senator Adam Ebbin.

A person’s word is their bond:

The three candidates in June’s mayoral primary pledged they would honor the outcome of the election. However, Mr. Euille reneged on that pledge, took a “leave of absence” from the Democratic party.

Allison is a staunch advocate for Affordable Housing:

As an advocate for affordable housing, Allison voted against the Beauregard Plan, because she wanted more affordable housing units — not less. Although the Beauregard Plan included 800 new affordable housing units, it authorized the demolition of over 2,400 units, a net loss of 1,600 units. Allison urged as a compromise that the developer build more than the 800 affordable housing units.

Allison is an ardent supporter of quality education:

Education is a top priority for Allison. She has focused on providing better educational opportunities for children. She has worked with and mentored children. She has consistently voted for sufficient funding for Alexandria public schools.

Allison believes in thoughtful, appropriate development:

Allison is not against development or developers, but she champion’s development that is rational while protecting our neighborhoods and historic nature and character of Old Town.

Please consider these facts and cast your vote for Allison Silberberg as Mayor on Nov. 3.

Carolyne Roehrenbeck