It has been a very long time since I updated this webpage. We have a new President (not new anymore) that shocked the country and the press, but has not, in my opinion, been given the chance to govern due to controversy and obstructionism by both parties. We really do need to "Drain the Swamp" and insist on term limits at every level of government. It is difficult for me to understand that we are no longer a country of following the rules and accepting the results of elections so we can get on with the running of the country. Such partisanship hurts everyone! Many were not happy with President Obama but we did not need "safe spaces" or coloring books or counseling to accept the results and support the duly elected President. That is what true Americans do…we are bigger than any one party.
This is a very important year for me. I am so very grateful to the citizens of Newport News who re-elected me in 2016. I am honored and continue to work hard on your behalf. I also am Chairman of the Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Board of Commissioners for 2017-2018 as well as President-Elect of The Virginia Municipal League (VML.) I will assume the Presidency in October, 2017. These are very exciting and busy times representing you regionally, state wide and even nationally. Last week I was part of a National League of Cities (NLC) panel that gave a briefing in Washington concerning workforce development. Congressman Bobby Scott introduced the panel and gave relevant remarks about the subject. Until next time!