Manassas Park Vice Mayor Bryan Polk, Councilman Bill Treuting and Councilman Keith Miller each said Thursday they plan to seek re-election this year.
Here’s what they said in letters to their constituents about their positions:
Councilman Bill Treuting
The past few years have been difficult, not only for the city but the region and all of the United States. Manassas Park has worked hard to maintain services to the citizens while reducing costs and looking for efficiencies. Financial planning and economic development are critical for continuing to improve the city and get to where the property tax rate can be lowered. I believe that another term on the governing body will allow me to assist in improving the budget and getting taxes reduced.
I hope to see all of the current leaders re-elected. All of us work well together, understand the direction the city needs to go, as well as how to get there. Keeping the team intact will be critical to moving the city forward.
Vice Mayor Bryan Polk
I’m in! I’m proud of the work that Frank, Bill, Keith and I have done and I am encouraged by the possibilities ahead. The last few years have been a challenge for MP, as they have been for most jurisdictions. We made some hard decisions that enabled us to weather the storm and position for improved economic conditions. Through it all, we managed to achieve some significant accomplishments, not the least of which is being recognized as #56 in Money Magazine’s annual ranking of the 100 best places to live.
I’m seeking re-election for two reasons—one is because I enjoy serving my community and the residents of Manassas Park.
MP is a tight-nit, proud community—one that I’ve been a part of for nearly 40 years now.
The second reason is because there’s more work to do—economic development interest is springing back to life after taking a few years off and we are pursuing some interesting opportunities.
Getting traction in that area will position us to consider tax relief for residential homeowners. I’m also anxious to provide additional options for residents to work, live and play in the City. All of these are coming together and I’m seeking another term to continue the progress.
Councilman Keith Miller
I am seeking a third term because I am committed to ensuring that our community continues to be the place of choice for families to live and businesses to thrive.
Over the past several years, we have seen enormous economic downturn with very little impact to the services our citizens receive. We have effectively grown our city with world class schools, emergency facilities and an epicenter of community involvement, Manassas Park Community Center.
We continue to face tough challenges and the cohesive work of the current governing body continues to find creative solutions to our issues. I want to continue to be a part or these critical times and assist in guiding Manassas Park. Our accomplishments are numerous and wish to continue the progress.
I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve over the past six years and truly wish to continue my service for another term. I have loved living in MP for the past 10 years and find it simply a terrific place for my family and to raise my son.