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Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Vote for Galdo ()
Date: October 13, 2019 07:12AM


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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: UJVX3 ()
Date: October 16, 2019 03:06AM

Common sense solutions. My vote is for him.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: GoGreen ()
Date: October 16, 2019 06:21AM

I voted Galdo when he ran for the House in 2012 and ‘14. I will vote Galdo again, although I am no republican.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Yeppy! ()
Date: October 16, 2019 05:41PM

Great Guy!

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: October 16, 2019 07:55PM

Galdo is willing to challenge the current orthodoxy about how Fairfax County is to be developed. That orthodoxy is the cause of many of the problems currently affecting Fairfax County, its budget, its neighborhoods and its schools. That this is coming from a nominal Republican, the party which helped develop this orthodoxy, is also refreshing. Not saying that he is the ideal person to take over the Board, but given the alternatives he is certainly worth a look.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Bill Ive Said It Over And Over ()
Date: October 16, 2019 10:31PM

It does not matter whos Chair of the board , there not a mayor just a toothless dog who barks and cant bite who sets the agenda, if the agenda is too far off center nixed by the Democrats unless its a Democrat agenda which we have seen for some time.

A Mayor has real authority over the day to day operations of the county and all the other good things that go with becoming what Fairfax Co should be ..A city with 1.1 + million people now as the economic engine of Virginia which it is , but it needs fine tuning

Fairfax has out grown the BOS form of government 30 years ago, you should not fret there still will be a Democrat City Council and A Dem or RINO Mayor. Think of all the bad road conditions and other issues a person in charge in FX can get fixed fast as Fairfax would take care of its own roads and traffic light with the money the states spending now given to FX by the state. Plus all the income from hotel taxes and more which will be huge with all the hotels/motels in FXCO.

Ive said it before right now no ones in charge in FXCO the county is too large in population for a quaint BOS government , problems exist and are ignored until a fire starts then FX sprays the dollars and PR at it, meanwhile the damage is done that FX often has to pay out large

Your Reasonable Pal DAJAX

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: October 17, 2019 12:30PM

One crusade at a time DAJAX. One crusade at a time.

Your Loyal Opposition

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: 3BEFL ()
Date: October 20, 2019 06:13AM

Voted absentee for Galdo, believing in getting rid of the government waste.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: jjk9yk ()
Date: October 21, 2019 03:52AM

After reading the corruption probe of Jeff McKay I will be voting an entire rep ticket. Time for a change in FXCO.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: 3CPBW ()
Date: October 21, 2019 03:55AM

jjk9yk Wrote:
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> After reading the corruption probe of Jeff McKay I
> will be voting an entire rep ticket. Time for a
> change in FXCO.

So glad you brought that up for others to remember in going to the polls.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: SickOfWhine ()
Date: October 21, 2019 06:19AM

Anyone that will address FCPS waste gets my vote.

Recent statistic that average FCPS school teacher salary is $80K ( for what is a part time job because they work such few days compared to other professions) is ridiculous. I heard Braband discuss raising salaries of new teachers vs long term on the dole teachers..which is far more palatable. Anyone doubt how ridiculous some teacher salaries …? Look at salaries of teachers in the vocational academy programs, particularly vocational programs out of Falls Church Academy (like intro to Health Science, Practical Nursing, Med Assistant programs - salaries of $100K for people who don't even have education degrees making that salary for 180 - 7 hr days). Keep in mind these are higher salaries than the vocational teachers would get doing what they were educated to do.... that is really crazy! Taxpayers need to open their eyes and not continue to pay their actually hard earned money to greedy teachers that work minimal hours with hands out expecting us to pay pensions and benefits that are not afforded those in private sector.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: B6V7M ()
Date: October 22, 2019 06:11AM

A hope for a better Fairfax

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: TDFDP ()
Date: October 23, 2019 04:44AM

He is worth considering.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Juan J K ()
Date: October 23, 2019 06:22AM

But does he suck MS-13 cock like Sharon Bulova?

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: PUHKN ()
Date: October 23, 2019 10:53AM

https://galdoforchairman.com/issues/

– Ensure that authorities have the means to combat gang violence and human trafficking

– Urge our county jail to heed ICE detainers for illegal immigrants who are convicted of serious crimes – as it routinely did until just last year. Officials who resist coordination with ICE often claim to be on the side of immigrants. But overwhelmingly, the victims of this criminal element are themselves immigrants (legal and illegal).

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Staying Home Election Day ()
Date: October 23, 2019 12:32PM

Great. Another BOS candidate who doesn't know the difference between the School Board and the Board of Supervisors. If you want to dictate education policy then run for the School Board.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: YHHV4 ()
Date: October 25, 2019 01:54AM

Staying Home Election Day Wrote:
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> Great. Another BOS candidate who doesn't know the
> difference between the School Board and the Board
> of Supervisors. If you want to dictate education
> policy then run for the School Board.

And what is the source of your information, reputable URL/webpage preferred, or just only your own very personal opinion?

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: When the shoe fits ()
Date: October 25, 2019 06:43AM

Do you find the candidate's own website to be a credible source. Look at his education agenda on the issues page cited above.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Dayglow,daygo ()
Date: October 25, 2019 09:47AM

looks like a greasy eyetalian to me.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Pierre Delecto ()
Date: October 25, 2019 12:27PM

If he's a career politician, he's a piece of shit. Quit reelecting these people you stupid fucking idiots.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Do Not Vote McKay ()
Date: October 26, 2019 06:52AM

Way better than Jeff McKay, corrupt politician in real estate dealings.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: 7MYWV ()
Date: October 29, 2019 04:09AM

https://galdoforchairman.com/issues/44

BUDGET & TAXES

The current board majority seems to believe that annual budget increases and higher taxes are routine and unavoidable. The reality is that our county’s swelling budgets and ever-increasing taxes are the results of inefficient, ineffective programs and tired, failed ideas. We need a change in Fairfax County – and Joe Galdo will bring that change.

As Chairman, Joe will:

End Wasteful Spending: Using outcome-based budgeting, Joe will ensure that county spending is aligned with measurable goals. When programs do not yield good results, Joe will shift funds to better uses – no more throwing hard-earned tax dollars at the same failed programs.

Lower Taxes: Joe understands that we can’t afford higher and higher taxes (which drive up costs for property owners and renters alike) – that’s why Joe will fight to:
– Balance the county budget without increasing real estate taxes
– Eliminate the county’s regressive tax on groceries
– Reform the business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax, with the goal of lessening the burden on small businesses

Insist on Transparency: Joe will make it easier for taxpayers to see exactly how and why their tax dollars are being spent – so they can hold the county board accountable for its performance.

Find Ways to Innovate: Joe values those who actually do the work of county government. They are the ones with boots on the ground, who can see what is working – and what isn’t. Joe will foster a spirit of community and service among the county’s employees. Joe believes that if county employees find cost-saving, innovative solutions that are outside their normal job responsibilities, they should be rewarded.

INFRASTRUCTURE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Fairfax County has experienced rapid development on a massive scale – and our infrastructure has simply not kept up. Moreover, there is now a widening gulf between the county’s haves and have-nots – in terms of income, access to housing, student achievement, and economic opportunity.

Growth itself is not the problem – Fairfax County must continue to grow. Our problems generally stem from overly rigid, government-driven growth. The current focus on incentivizing huge, publicly-traded firms to move here is misguided. We should allow smaller businesses to flourish in our county – natural, organic growth will better serve the needs of current and future residents.

As Chairman, Joe will:

– Work to increase the reach, connectivity, and efficiency of mass transit

– Suggest alternatives to road widening and toll lanes as the answers to traffic congestion

– Restore the missing rungs on the ladder of social mobility, with a focus on vocational training and job formation

– Remove barriers to starting and growing a business in Fairfax County

– Encourage more affordable housing through streamlined regulations

PUBLIC SAFETY

Public safety is one of the core functions of government. As Chairman, Joe will ensure that our police, fire, and EMT professionals have the resources and tools required to keep us safe. Our county’s first responders – who put their own safety at risk for others – should also receive the mental health support needed to consistently perform their duties effectively, while honoring the dignity and rights of the diverse community they serve. Joe understands that authorities must work to earn trust from civilians. As with other governmental functions, we need more transparency in law enforcement.

As Chairman, Joe will:

– Focus on resolving the opioid crisis that has afflicted our community and schools

– Ensure that authorities have the means to combat gang violence and human trafficking

– Urge our county jail to heed ICE detainers for illegal immigrants who are convicted of serious crimes – as it routinely did until just last year. Officials who resist coordination with ICE often claim to be on the side of immigrants. But overwhelmingly, the victims of this criminal element are themselves immigrants (legal and illegal).

– Furnish the county’s law enforcement officers with body-worn cameras

– Advocate for sensible criminal justice reforms, to include re-entry initiatives, victim restitution and alternatives to incarceration for low-risk, non-violent offenders

EDUCATION

While Fairfax County is still home to many highly-rated schools, our national rankings have fallen over the last decade – and a very significant gap has only widened between the high achievers and the rest of the student body.

Our county schools’ Advanced Academic Placement (AAP) webpage states: “Advanced learners require a differentiated curriculum that addresses their cognitive and social-emotional needs and develops their abilities through instruction that is differentiated in depth, complexity, and pace.” Don’t those who are disadvantaged by their socioeconomic situation need this just as much, or even more?

Joe believes that everyone’s education should be thoughtfully designed to meet their needs and help them flourish. Fairfax County is not doing this today.

If we are going to meet every student’s needs, we must attract and retain the highest-quality teachers. In a survey of 5,000 educators in the metro DC area, 80% said they considered leaving their school district. The main reason for this was not pay – nor was it the second or third reason. The reasons offered were stress, lack of support, and student behavior. Increasing budgets will not solve these problems – we need to get our schools back to basics.

While technology should have a role in education today, it is not the be-all and end-all of learning. The district’s current initiative to give every student their own laptop could easily do more harm than good – there are no conclusive studies to justify the investment of tax dollars on this massive scale. This policy, like so many others, needs rethinking.

As Chairman, Joe will:

– Insist that our schools refocus on student achievement

– Advocate for policies that support teachers and improve classroom discipline

– Urge the school board to lighten administrative burdens on teachers

– Explore the value of charter schools and/or other appropriately designed school choice initiatives to narrow the achievement gap and alleviate overcrowding in our schools

– Support more vocational training, including the request to convert one of the Mount Vernon high schools into a vocational training center

– Promote high school student internships with local employers

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: UGKUU ()
Date: October 30, 2019 06:32AM

Vote for Galdo, and you avoid voting Demon-crat.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Derrick ()
Date: October 30, 2019 08:55PM

Last time I voted GOP was 1972 and was that a mistake. Never again.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Borrowed candidate ()
Date: October 30, 2019 09:25PM

UGKUU Wrote:
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> Vote for Galdo, and you avoid voting Demon-crat.


You will be voting for a Green Party candidate instead. Galdo ran as a Green Party candidate for the 11th District in 2014.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Fartbox ()
Date: October 31, 2019 01:06AM

Fairfax population is too well-educated to vote Republican. Not after this clown show.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: HULV6 ()
Date: October 31, 2019 05:37AM

Fairfax has made a BIG mistake voting Democrat all of these years. County has not improved, rather the opposite.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: Fartbox ()
Date: October 31, 2019 11:45PM

It wasn't long ago Fairfax did elect some Republicans. then the wackos and idiots took the party off to some fantasy world. It's a shame. Guys like Tom Davis, for example, were fine candidates.

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Re: Vote Joe Galdo for FxCo Board of Supervisors Chairman
Posted by: reality1 ()
Date: November 01, 2019 12:00AM

Agree -- Tom Davis was a good sane public servant - the current "republicans" have lost all sense of sanity and common sense. They've all become delusional and won't even stand up for basic common sense, morality, even lying on top of their own lies .. insane.

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