Support Independent, Fair Redistricting
John believes in the importance of supporting independent and fair redistricting.
Improve Interstate 81
I-81 has become very congested and dangerous for travel and improvements to the I-81 corridor are long overdue. Unfortunately, the 2019 Legislature was unable to pass a funding proposal. Under Steve Landes’s leadership, the legislature did create an Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund and Interstate 81 Committee. If I am elected as your delegate, I will work with the Commonwealth Transportation Board to develop an Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program and make citizens aware of progress toward improvements.
Make Health Insurance Affordable for All
John believes that health insurance must be affordable for everyone.
Limit Wasteful Tax Increases
John believes in limiting wasteful tax increases.
Address the Mental Health and Opioid Crisis
John believes it is crucial to address the Mental Health and Opioid Crisis.
Support Small Businesses
I am very supportive of small businesses and have firsthand experience in business practices as a result of my efforts to revitalize downtown Staunton during my time as Mayor. In order to ensure the continued success of not only downtown Staunton but also the surrounding area, I will always support fewer government regulations. The heart and soul of America is the small business. As a result, the responsibility of government should be to encourage business growth, not hinder it.
Support the 2nd Amendment
John believes in the importance of 2nd Amendment rights.
I am very supportive of Agriculture in the 20th District. Clean air and water, along with the success of family-owned farms, are a priority for me. These family-owned farms are the backbone of our community and it is critical that the Commonwealth of Virginia provides clarity and support when dealing with the people of these communities.
I also believe that we need to continue to develop and promote agritourism. Agritourism in Virginia is on the rise and what better District to capitalize on it than the 20th District.
Support Public Education
John believes in supporting public education in a variety of ways.
Support Emergency Personnel
John believes in supporting all law enforcement, first responders, and firefighters.