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Fraser To Run for Mayor of the Town of Purcellville

February 5, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader filed under Elections, Elections, News 12 Comments
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Kwasi A. Fraser is pleased to announce his candidacy for Mayor of the Town of Purcellville in the upcoming May 2014 election.

Fraser states: “I am running for Mayor of the Town of Purcellville because I want a better and lasting future for every citizen of our community. Having settled in Purcellville years ago, I understand the local challenges of fellow neighbors. What we face today is the fact that our town taxes are out of control. Last year alone, we saw our sewer rate increase by 20 percent and our water rate increase by seven percent. Town property tax has increased by 17 percent. Locally, we pay an 11 percent meal tax – the highest in all of Loudoun County.

I believe local government should work for the people by providing the best service for the least amount of cost to the taxpayer. I have a plan for lowering our local taxes while both improving the quality of service to our residents and strengthening the financial well-being of our town.

The voice of the citizens must be heard and respected when it comes to the changing face of our community. High density housing, increased crime, and unmanaged traffic delays are concerns for all of us. We are at a critical juncture when overcrowded schools and unwanted zoning changes can still be prevented. But we must act now to balance new development with the needs of our “small town” community. As your mayor, I will implement a plan to accomplish our goals, and I am committed to working unceasingly to achieve the results the citizens of our town deserve.”

Fraser, who earned an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University following an undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University, has spent nineteen years in the corporate sector as a highly successful project management professional. He has served as a church treasurer and Sunday school teacher and on other non-profit boards. Locally, Fraser was recognized as Purcellville’s 2011- 7th Grade Basketball Coach of the Year and has volunteered at the Loudon Homeless Service Center.

Fraser, his wife Angela and their three children reside in Locust Grove.

For the latest information about Kwasi Fraser, his campaign platform, and upcoming events, please visit www.fraserformayor.com, e-mail fraser@fraserformayor.com, or call 540-751-8338.

12 comments

  1. David says:

    Bam! that’s what I’m talking about! Mr. Frazer you have my vote

  2. westLOUDOUNer says:

    Should Fraser lose the election, the headlines will read “Down Goes Fraser! Down Goes Fraser! Down Goes Fraser!”

    • CitizensFirst says:

      Maybe only if George Foreman is running.

      • Karen Jimmerson says:

        “The way I fight, it’s not me beatin’ the man. I make the man whip himself”
        -Joe Frazier

        I feel confidant that Kwasi will prove he is the best candidate for Mayor and will truly represent the citizens of Purcellville. The entrenched council will surely be responsible for their exit(s) from local political office.

  3. DefGenre says:

    Mr. Fraser is a true leader whose intelligence and passion for success will be a great benefit as Mayor of Purcellville. Good luck Sir.

  4. Jackie Snowden says:

    Excellent news!! You have my vote too!! Proud of you!

  5. Publius says:

    He seems sincere.
    I’d vote for him if he promised to do his personal best to torpedo the Vineyard Square development.
    Anyone but Lazaro, at this point, sounds like a net positive.
    Is Mr. Fraser a Dem or a Rep?
    His campaign website looks like a clone of Obama’s.
    I am curious.
    Anyone know?

  6. Dan says:

    I’m onboard. Sign me up

  7. Johnny Reed says:

    All new candidates say exactly what all citizens want to here, What I would like to here is Mr.Fraziers plan on how to lower our local taxes. Great if he can , but saying it doesn’t make it so.

  8. Paul says:

    ” Locally, we pay an 11 percent meal tax – the highest in all of Loudoun County.” Fact check here……not 11% meals tax but 5%, still the highest in Loudoun by 1%. Also, the County has tried repeatedly to add a meals tax but it fails as they must do it by referendum not resolution as Towna can.

    “I have a plan for lowering our local taxes while both improving the quality of service to our residents and strengthening the financial well-being of our town.”
    This sounds great, so exactly what is the plan?

  9. Dom says:

    Mr. Fraser says all those things I want to hear and because of the federal political climate, that concerns me. It might have nothing to do with Mr. Fraser at the end of the day and I may be jaded. His breakdown of numbers and perspective on the town’s budget and plans are interesting though (see his blog). And being a skeptic I think numbers can be portrayed in a way that almost create your own truths. I can’t speak to these truths or the legitimacy however, it is still good food for thought and got me researching on the town’s website. So I would say thanks for the info and hope it would continue if Mr. Fraser wins the election.

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