Fairfax Democrats Endorse School & Public Safety Bond Referendums

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Contact: Frank Anderson (703) 573-6811

Fairfax Democrats Unanimously Endorse School Bonds, Public Safety Bond Referendums
“Yes” vote on 2015 ballot referendums will improve safety, quality of life for county residents

FAIRFAX – At its general meeting this week, the members of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) voted unanimously to endorse two bond referendums on this November’s ballot.  The Schools bond will provide funding for much-needed construction and renovations to the aging system, while the public safety bonds will pay for new and updated police, fire and other facilities to support parts of the county where services were overloaded or difficult to access.
“We were proud to endorse these two referendums coming up on the November ballot,” said FCDC Chair Sue Langley.  “Because of the safety we enjoy and widely accessible facilities for our children and other residents, the quality of life here in Fairfax County is world renowned.  We feel it is worth preserving.”
“The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is proud to once again endorse the passage of the school bond referendum,” said Joe Vidulich, Vice President of Government relations for the Fairfax Chamber. “With passage of this bond, our school infrastructure can be modernized and repaired without negatively impacting the county’s coveted AAA bond rating or raising taxes. In addition, FCDC’s support is much appreciated and will help raise community awareness.”
“Improvements in public safety facilities funded by this bond issue will continue to upgrade police and fire facilities around Fairfax County where the need is greatest,” said Richie Bowers, Fire Chief of the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department.  “Funds provided in the bond issue will allow the Police and Fire & Rescue Departments to maintain Fairfax County’s reputation as a safe place to live and work.”
Support for the referendums will be printed on over 100,000 sample ballots to be distributed to voters at Fairfax County’s 230+ precincts on November 3rd.
Official Fairfax County information about the bonds can be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bond/

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