—— For Roanoke City Council
As a first responder in Roanoke – medic, firefighter and now fire department Captain and Logistics Administrator – I have had a front row seat to observe the impact of City Council decisions for the last 35 years.
Today, I don’t like what I see: Our crime is at an alarmingly high rate. Our public schools are struggling as they feel the effects of a post-pandemic era. Our residents of Roanoke City are taking on more tax burdens. We have incomplete infrastructure projects. And our downtown business is shrinking while the homeless population is expanding.
Our city’s present situation is partly due to a lack of leadership and poor decision making at City Hall. The sitting council members seem more concerned with electric cars, solar powered trash cans, tiny villages for the homeless, and increasing pay for their own expenses. Their lack of focus has left Roanoke with the current state of affairs mentioned above. Roanoke now has the 4th largest crime rate in Virginia. City Council’s neglect of the kitchen table issues that Roanoke families are worried about is inexcusable. I offer concrete and attainable solutions to these pressing issues. It’s time for a change. It’s time to rescue Roanoke – Vote November 8th for Dalton & his running mates Maynard Keller, Nick Hagen, and Peg McGuire.