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Release, John Norce:
Pledging to make Fairfax City the most competitive locale in the region, small business owner John Norce announced his candidacy for mayor today.
“I never planned to run for office,” said Norce, who operates an insurance agency located in the city of Fairfax. “But I firmly believe that our city deserves a choice and the benefit of fresh ideas. As I talked with my neighbors, friends and fellow business owners, I realized that a lot of people feel the way I do: proud of our city but concerned about the future. I’ve long believed that change begins with one person, and so I’ve decided to put my words to action and run for mayor.”
Norce highlighted increased competition for families and businesses from neighboring communities as the primary challenge he hoped to take on. He also noted the many complex issues facing the next mayor, including the need for additional housing options, rising tax rates, increased traffic congestion, and the possible relocation of Paul VI.
“I see the opportunities that lie within challenges. With so many things that make Fairfax a wonderful and dynamic place to live, we have much to be proud of. But we also face competition like never before,” Norce, who has been a volunteer baseball coach in the community for a decade, continued. “I want to get Fairfax City back in the game. I want to get us back to winning.”
Norce’s campaign will be based on the same common-sense approach and principles on which he built and grew his business, including:
- Building a business climate that can compete with any city in the region
- Ensuring that taxes collected match the services provided
- Helping the city to grow responsibly and efficiently
- Pursuing stronger partnerships, including George Mason
- Leading by listening first
“I’ve spent my life striving to be the best in all I do. My background in business won’t replace political experience, but it will provide a fresh and healthy perspective on the challenges and opportunities ahead. To the residents of Fairfax, I can promise this: no one will outwork me – either as a candidate or, should the voters place their trust in me, as your Mayor.”