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.