|I'm uploading some video now (including of Delegate David Bulova and Senator Chap Petersen introducing Janet Oleszek) from Oleszek's campaign kickoff earlier this afternoon for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from the Braddock District. Also, see below for the prepared text of Janet Oleszek's speech today. Remember, Oleszek lost to Republican incumbent John Cook by just 371 votes (12,492-12,121) last time around, in 2011. Since then, Cook has been no better, and in some ways worse. See below and after the "flip" for Oleszek's blistering critique of Cook on ethics issues, specifically noting that "John's firm is representing the Sheriff's office in the recent taser death at the Fairfax jail." Oleszek further notes the John Geer case, and that Cook's "law firm is taking on a number of high profile cases involving Fairfax County," which "means he has to recuse himself at times" on important issues pertaining to Braddock District and to Fairfax County in general. Obviously, if you find this situation unacceptable, you should NOT be voting to reelect John Cook this November. Instead, you can be one of the 372 additional votes Janet Oleszek needs to boot Cook off the Board once and for all. Go Janet!|
Thank you all for coming! Thank you David for that great introduction! And thank you Chap for your great remarks as well!
|lowkell :: At Kickoff, Janet Oleszek Rips Fairfax Supervisor John Cook for Financial Conflicts of Interest|
Fairfax County schools have had their full funding requests denied from Board of Supervisors every year. Because of that, class sizes have continued to rise at the elementary, middle and high school level. Our teachers have fallen further behind neighboring localities in terms of salary and we have had many great teachers leave us because of that. That's why I've worked as the Chair of the Coalition to Fully Fund Fairfax Schools- I refuse to stand by while our schools move away from what made them so great!Our human services which were once called the gold standard for localities have fallen as well. Did you know in Arlington and Alexandria there is no wait list for parents on welfare to get child care assistance while in Fairfax the waiting list has grown by hundreds? How can we expect a young parent on welfare to get back to working if they can't afford child care? Public safety has taken a hit in funding, as have many other important county programs.
At Kickoff, Janet Oleszek Rips Fairfax Supervisor John Cook for Financial Conflicts of Interest
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Posted by Lowell at 4:46 PM