“As you know, in addition to elections for Delegates and Senators this year, we have an election in Fairfax County for Chair of the Board of Supervisors.  This will be the first time in nearly 50 years that our Democratic candidate will be chosen by a Primary.  My choice is Tim Chapman from Vienna.

Tim’s life is a study of grit, hard work and determination. As a young boy, he and his mother faced situational homelessness. After school, Tim served his country in the Army. Tim has lived in Fairfax County since 2005 with his wife Julianna, a former public school teacher, and their 5 children. He has spent his career building affordable housing for our Fairfax County families. In 2010, he was appointed to the Board of the Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) and later was appointed as Chair by then-Governor Terry McAuliffe. His experiences in both the private and public sectors uniquely position him to lead Fairfax County towards a brighter future.

As your former Chair of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, a former Caucus Chair of the House of Delegates, now Minority Whip in the Virginia Senate and lifelong resident of Fairfax County, I have worked hard to advance policies that uplift all Virginians, and to recruit and elect Democratic candidates who will do the same.  I support Tim Chapman because I strongly feel that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has not adopted policies consistent with the expectations, priorities, and values of Fairfax County residents over the last decade. 

Tim believes we must do better and with a common sense progressive agenda, we can do better. While Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest counties in America, it has underfunded the County schools that educated me, my father, and my children, cut benefits and underpaid County employees, left tens of millions on the table for free preschool, failed to adopt any meaningful carbon reduction strategies, and ignored a crisis in affordable housing.  We must have leaders that will tackle our local challenges head on instead of pointing fingers and engaging in blame shifting.

Tim truly understands the needs of all of Fairfax County residents, not just those with the means to have their voice heard, and is the only candidate with the ability to win this race and set a new course for the County.  I hope you will join me in supporting Tim Chapman for Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.” 

-State Sen. Scott Surovell