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George H. Schwartz
Education: BA, radio/TV/film, University of Miami; MA, communication theory/rhetoric, Emerson College.
Occupation: Retired TV director, teacher, faculty senate president, college dean, public radio network general manager.
Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Stafford County Cable TV Advisory Committee; member, Friends of the Rappahannock; member, Sierra Club; former board member, Rappahannock Pops Orchestra.
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Explosive growth. Builders and developers have failed to pay their way; tax on the average home over the past five years is up more than 51 percent; infrastructure has been left in the dust of years of this growth. Citizens are carrying the costs of roads, schools, fire-rescue, parks and other services on their backs. This financial burden must shift to developers who profit from construction. Dangerously clogged traffic arteries are a consequence of this growth. Funding sources must be marshaled to raise the Falmouth Light flashpoint to priority status for planning, funding and implementation of a viable new roadway."
Why should voters elect you?
"I'll represent citizens, not developers, hold developers accountable, provide leadership after a four-year void and protect our natural resources."