After much Speculation over the last month the popular Mayor today made it official :
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, December 29, 2014
Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman Announces Run for 36th State Senate Seat
Says Richmond needs fresh voices & strong leadership to move the state forward
DUMFRIES, VA – Dumfries, December 29, 2014 – Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman announced his intention to run for State Senate in the 36th District today, saying fresh voices and strong leadership is needed to move the state forward.
“We need politicians who will roll up their sleeves and work collaboratively to find creative solutions to problems facing the state,” said Mayor Foreman. “Being an effective elected official is about knowing when to stand your ground and when to find common ground. We must never forget that we represent our districts and the people who call them home.”
“Elected officials representing Northern Virginia must maximize resources, deliver effective services and ensure that their priorities are aligned,” continued Mayor Foreman. “I pledge to be a powerful advocate for the common interests of Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford Counties. We need officials in Richmond who will pass legislation based on merit not on partisan politics. Regardless of party affiliation, the men and women representing this region must discuss and support each other’s goals for the betterment of their shared constituents. That kind of coordination doesn’t happen on accident; it requires strong leadership.”
Foreman said he looked forward to outlining his plans to address the issues facing Northern Virginia in the coming weeks and months, and urged voters to visit his campaign website (www.gmforemansenate36va.com) often to learn more about his views and ideas. Likewise, he plans an aggressive social media presence that provides voters a platform to share their ideas with him.
“I am a pretty simple and straightforward person. I will do my best to avoid one-way political speeches and instead seek two-way conversations where there is a free exchange of ideas and solutions” said Mayor Foreman, “Anyone who has followed my time in Dumfries knows that I don’t pretend to be perfect, but they will also tell you that I always tell the complete truth and you will know where I stand. As a Marine, I was taught that doing the right thing isn’t always easy, and that solving difficult problems requires leading from the front and taking responsibility.”
Mayor Foreman is a United States Marine Corps veteran with twenty-five years of service. Foreman is currently an Aviation Consultant with the Department of Homeland Security. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and his Master’s Degree in Aviation Science from Everglades University in Florida. Foreman was first elected to Dumfries Town Council in 2010 and elected and re-elected Mayor in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He and his wife Carmella have one daughter and a son-in-law.