2005 Elections
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William B. Tirrell

Candidate for Herndon Town Council

Age: 59



Residence: Herndon.

Education: BS, U.S. Naval Academy; MS, financial management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.

Occupation: Federal employee.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Herndon Town Council, 1990-92, 1994-2002; charter/life member, Herndon American Legion Post 184; member, former chief executive and former treasurer, Sister Cities of Herndon; member and former chief executive, National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Powhatan District Committee; recipient, James E. West Fellowship and Silver Beaver Award from Boy Scouts of America; member, Herndon Optimist Club, Herndon Community Television, Council for the Arts of Herndon, Friends of Runnymede Park; former member and secretary, Greater Herndon Jaycees; member, Virginia Jaycees; Jaycees international senator.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction? "Health, safety and welfare our Herndon quality of life is what citizens tell me is the most urgent problem for them. Everything else is related. The mayor and council must listen to, and be respectful of, the residents. Challenges and opportunities include control of residential density and overcrowding, control of taxes and spending, increasing police presence in neighborhoods, privatizing the day labor site (and eliminating all direct town government involvement), infrastructure maintenance and improvement, and increasing and improving town recreational facilities (this now includes a dog park and perhaps can include a skateboard park)."

Why should voters elect you? "To serve the citizens of the town and to bring my objective and experienced viewpoint to the issues at hand, now and in the future."

Web site: www.tirrell4herndon.com

E-mail address: bill@tirrell4herndon.com

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