2005 Elections
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Steven D. Mitchell

Candidate for Herndon Town Council

Age: 54

Residence: Dominion Ridge.

Education: None given.

Occupation: Self-employed.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Herndon Town Council, 1992-96 and 2004-06; past president and life member, Herndon Optimist Club; member, Town of Herndon Zoning Ordinance Review Panel; member, Herndon United Methodist Church; member, Herndon Moose Lodge.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction? "Overcrowding is a serious problem. However, my comments will focus on the future: Herndon is making the transition from a suburban environment to an urban community. During the next two years, the decisions we make will set the course of our town for the next 50 or more years. We have received proposals for a public-private partnership that will provide for public open space, public parking structures, an arts center and a quality mixed-use development in our downtown. We will review the Comprehensive Plan and begin planning for what will occur around future Metro stops."

Why should voters elect you? "The council should include people with diverse opinions and backgrounds. I bring the skills, experience and vision necessary to make decisions that benefit the community."

Web site: None given.

E-mail address: Monroe1291@verizon.net

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