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Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Prince William supervisor to host tele-town hall

Prince William County Supervisor Frank J Principi (D-Woodbridge) will answer questions about his district Wednesday through a tele-town hall.

At 7 p.m., an automated system will call 10,000 residents across Woodbridge to invite them to the event, Principi said. This is the third tele-town hall he has hosted to keep in touch with constituents and inform them about changes in his eastern end district.

“It is an exciting time for the Woodbridge” district, Principi said. “We have so much going on with end-of-the-year budgeting, the Route 1 expansion …and the exploration of various transit options in our area, and people need to be aware of these positive changes.”

Residents will be able to connect to the town hall and ask questions once they receive the phone call Wednesday, Principi said, adding that almost 1,000 people participated in the last event.

Principi is up for re-election in November and will face Republican Chris Royse. Principi, who officially kicked off his campaign last month, took office in 2007, focusing his efforts on creating a new Woodbridge along Route 1 that would include better neighborhoods, better roads and better development, he said. He has organized neighborhood clean-ups and worked with businesses to remove or repair 32 blighted properties along the Route 1 corridor, he said.

The father, of two who is a managing partner with Crisis Partners International, said his priority is to see a mixed-used development, similar to Reston Town Center, come to Woodbridge. He will also continue to push for new transportation options including the extension of Metro or a new commuter ferry that would take people along the Potomac to D.C. and Maryland.

Royse, a father of three, said Woodbridge “lacks leadership” on the board of supervisors. The former U.S. Army Special Operator said he will support existing businesses by reducing regulatory burdens and will “provide needed leadership” to ensure Route 1 is revitalized. Royse has worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Department of Defense.

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