Election Day is November 2, but no need to wait that long! You can get out and vote now to make it easy and make it count. Early voting started Friday, September 17 and will continue in-person through October 30, 2021 at 5:00pm. If you need to register to vote, update your voter record, or find your November 2 polling place, visit the VA State Board of Elections Citizen Portal.
If you want to vote early, your polling place will most likely be different than normal. Check out the links below to get the information on your specific locality.
FAAR has endorsed candidates running for public office. If your business is important to you and factors into how you vote, consider supporting the candidates detailed below. The FAAR Public Policy Committee interviewed these individuals and believes they understand the value of real estate to the local economy and will work to protect private property rights.
FAAR Endorsed Candidates
Phil Scott, VA House of Delegates 88th District
Phil is running in an open seat vacated by the retiring Del. Mark Cole. His focus will be on learning what’s most important to his constituents and supporting small businesses that have suffered through the COVID-19 pandemic. He also has a deep understanding of the important role that Realtors® play in transactions as he spent over 10 years in residential construction.
Jon Gerlach, Fredericksburg City Council Ward 2
Jon has a deep love for Fredericksburg and a strong commitment to tackling the issues facing the City with an eye towards fairness for all stakeholders. Jon states, “I am honored by FAAR’s endorsement. I look forward to working with FAAR as we strive for conscientious and intentional growth that respects and leverages the many qualities that make Fredericksburg such a special place in which to live, work, learn, visit, and play.”
Tim Duffy, Fredericksburg City Council Ward 3
Tim has served on the Council for many years and wants to focus on infrastructure in the future. He sees the biggest challenge as being funding a new school and also being financially responsible during that process.
Chuck Frye, Fredericksburg City Council Ward 4
Chuck Frye has a strong connection with his constituents and is eager to work on affordable housing issues with FAAR. Chuck sees apartments as only part of the solution and wants to see a greater focus on homeownership which will give City families equity going forward.
Cathy Binder, King George County Board of Supervisors Shiloh District
Cathy was supported by FAAR the first time she ran and has worked with the Association on affordable housing issues. She is very pleased with the broadband progress that has been made in the County and looks to build upon that work.
Jim Crozier, Orange County Board of Supervisors District 4
Jim has attended every event that FAAR has invited him to and is always willing to provide great information. He has been committed to seeing the expansion of broadband deployment through the County in recent years.
Baron Braswell, Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors Battlefield District
Baron is a current School Board member in the County and sees education as the great multiplier. He wants to see the Board adopt a solid strategic plan that will accommodate the growth we are seeing and continue to attract new businesses. Baron states, “I’m both humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors (FAAR). I believe that responsible and responsive governance is critical for economic development and growth in our community.”
Kevin Marshall, Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors Berkeley District
FAAR supported Kevin in his first run for office four years ago and has enjoyed a good working relationship since then. Kevin is always willing to share information and hear feedback on issues that the County is working. Most recently, Kevin provided good feedback and listened closely to FAAR concerns about the County’s efforts to regulate short-term rentals.
Paul Milde, Stafford County Board of Supervisors Aquia District
Paul is a long-time ally of the Realtors® having been instrumental in crafting a sign ordinance that did not impact the way agents list and market their homes. Paul is in the residential construction business and understands the value of real estate to the local economy and the role that Realtors® play in achieving homeownership.