My name is Margaret Angela Franklin and I am running for the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors for the Woodbridge District. If elected, I will be the advocate that finally addresses local issues that have been ignored for much too long. With our county rapidly growing and changing, our current Board of Supervisors has proven time and time again that it is out of touch with the realities that you and I face each day. While they often discuss pie in the sky ideas, they rarely focus on every day issues that impact our quality of life.
Through my experience in creating public policy, I understand how to solve issues facing voters including bringing resources to help create jobs in underserved or underdeveloped communities. Further, my involvement in working with underserved youth, I understand the challenges impacting our education system and why it’s important to give our school system the resources they need to adequately educate our children. Lastly as both a commuter and a board member for our local transportations system, I also understand the challenges riders and transit workers face when commuting and servicing commuters. The Board of County Supervisors needs someone on the board who understand the day to day issues that our residents face.
That is why if elected to the Board of County Supervisors, I will make the issues impacting Woodbridge residents my top priority. This means focusing on four main areas: economic development and job creation throughout the Woodbridge corridor; providing safe and affordable housing to all residents; improving the efficiency of our local transportation system; and finally reducing overcrowding within of our schools.