Committee to Re-Elect Sharon P. Scott
P O Box 14037
Newport News, VA 23608
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2014
CONTACT (757) 265-8714
Newport News, VA – North District Councilwoman Sharon P. Scott is certified to seek a fourth term on Council to ensure the City continues to work toward Newport News becoming One City with One Vision. She will continue to promote teamwork, open government and transparency as she has done since 2002 through hosting monthly Town Hall Meetings.
“As a district and city, we have grown and prospered together. I am proud to have had an opportunity to be involved in the process of making Newport News One City with One Vision. My service on the National League of City’s (NLC) and Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) Community Economic Development Committees has honed my skills and assisted me in learning how to best address the issues our city faces. As chair of the VML Legislative Policy Committee, I have had a chance to influence policy that impacts us locally, while addressing issues for cities, towns and counties across the State of Virginia.”
“Even though our city is stable and our credit rating is among the best in the state and the nation, there is so much more work that needs to be done. It is going to take a seasoned, concerned, energetic advocate to keep the momentum going. I have seen a lot of progress during my 12-year tenure on Council, however we still face many challenges. We need to ensure that our children receive a quality education that prepares them to enter the workforce or seek higher education. Transportation continues to be a point of contention as we seek to mitigate congestion. Our continued economic development efforts require strong, steady, experienced hands at the helm to augment current economic engines. I have supported companies that continue to create jobs for our citizens. Our Denbigh Community Center is a jewel of the North, but we need the Aquatic portion of the building to further meet the needs of the citizens in the North District.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Newport News as a member of City Council from 2002 until the present. I have been their advocate on Boards to include the Hampton Roads Regional Planning Commission, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Regional Jail and Sister Cities of Newport News. I understand the needs of the citizens, business community and have a working knowledge of how all stakeholders can work together toward One City One Vision. I thank the citizens and the business community for supporting my efforts to be a voice for progress and growth.
“Citizens in the North District and across the city have asked me to continue to be their voice on council to help ensure the legacy of One City One Vision. They know they can count on me to be the voice of change and equality. Together we can continue to make Newport News a city of opportunity with a focus on issues that make our city a place of destination for people to live, work and raise a family. To ensure job growth and vitality, we must continue to make Newport News a choice for businesses that are looking for a home and a bright future.”
Paid and Authorized by Sharon P. Scott