Words cannot describe how humbled and appreciative I am to have been re-elected by the people of Virginia Beach! It’s an incredible honor to serve and represent our community. I embrace the challenges we face and am committed to putting in the work to advocate for our great city.
We're still recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. Virginia Beach needs knowledgeable, qualified, compassionate, and composed leadership to support our community in weathering the challenges to come as we enter new financial recovery stages. I believe that I possess all of these qualities and more - which is why I have been endorsed overwhelmingly by the business community in Virginia Beach, including: •A+ Grade from The Coastal Virginia Chamber of Commerce •The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce •Coastal Virginia Building Industry Association •Hampton Roads Realtor Association
This past week we switched up our "Meet & Eat" events and instead partnered with Marion Manor and Cheese It Up to provided dozens of meals to front-line nursing home workers and ministers.
Recently City Council received a briefing from the voter registrar’s office about the upcoming election and the plans to accommodate the new mail-in voting. For the first time ever in Virginia we will have no excuse absentee voting. Virginia's General Assembly has also recently passed measures that will create ballot drop boxes and set aside $2 million for prepaid postage on mail-in ballots. As of 08/18/20 there are 312,170 registered voters, of which approximately 40,000 have already requested an absentee ballot.
And big thanks to the buisness owners and residents that came to ask questions and learn more about our message. We gave away so many yard signs and even got some volunteers to knock doors!
Wednesdays are meant to be celebrated 🎉 #WateringWeedingWednesday @SeatackAADA #seatackdreamers @vbschools pic.twitter.com/tAT1lIYTvO — marie t. culver (@marietculver) August 27, 2020 This school year is shaping to be very different. My husband is preparing to begin his 6th year of teaching at Seatack Elementary School virtually while our son will be entering kindergarten. We are experiencing … Continue reading Watering, Weeding Wednesday at Seatack Elementary
Last night’s Meet & Eat was a huge success! I am so grateful to the amazing support of the Arrowhead - Carolanne Farm neighborhood for coming out and enjoying delicious food and conversation with me and my team!
Join me for my 2020 Re-Election Kickoff! As a small business owner, the wife of a Seatack Elementary teacher and mother of two, I've worked to bring a refreshing perspective balanced with an understanding of the challenges facing families. Four years ago at the age of 27, I became the youngest person ever elected in … Continue reading 2020 Campaign Kickoff!
When Councilman Moss and I collaborated again this spring in creating an alternative budget to what our City Manager has given to Council, our priorities have remained steadfast as they did in last year’s budget cycle. Our priorities are:
The people of Virginia Beach have the first right to the wages their family has earned;
The quality of life of the people of Virginia Beach should not be diminished in favor of the seemingly insatiable urge of our representatives to spend frivolously on projects that do not enhance the livability of our community;
The long-term sustainability and livability of the people of Virginia Beach is an utmost consideration and we must take the necessary steps to strengthen the long-term resiliency of our Community for a Lifetime;
The ‘needs’ of the people of Virginia Beach must be budgeted before the ‘wants’ of councilmembers
Bruce Thompson recently mentioned me in an article and threatened to leave the city entirely if there was a change in leadership on the Virginia Beach City Council. After my response, he then dismissed my opinion, doubled-down and said that I “went nuts” and I am “jealous”.
Are we unable to even gracefully disagree?