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Dumfries Mayor Seeks Second Term

DUMFRIES, Va. — Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman wants another term.

The Republican elected Mayor in May 2012 following the death of Mayor Fred Yohey says he wants four more years to continue his work on reducing the town’s Business and Professional Licensing tax, and focus on improving the water quality of Quantico Creek.

More in a press release:

These past 18 months, Council and Staff have worked to review and update our governing instructions in order to improve our ability to operate and respond to transportation, economic, environmental, and governmental regulatory, and budgetary requirements.

I am very proud of where we are today and excited about where we are headed. I have been and will continue to be, an advocate for fiscal responsibility, transportation, economic development waterways restoration, BPOL alignment elimination ofthe Equalization initiatives of 2010, and write a vision statement that is achievable and aligns with governmental documents.

Foreman, once known for issuing statements only through his own website, has become more vocal over the years during his term as town mayor. In 2012, Foreman brought federal and state officials to Quantico Creek to get first-hand look at the waterway overgrown with a hydrilla – an invasive seaweed that clogs boat motors making many parts of the water navigable in a place once known as Virginia’s largest port.

Foreman has also been vocal about the plan to construct Bi-County Parkway from Dumfries to Dulles Airport by saying planners overlooked the small town when planning the major highway. He’s also and has drawn ire from Potomac District Supervisor Maureen Caddigan who serves on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.

Foreman is the only elected official to publically announce his candidacy. Vice Mayor Willie Toney, a Democrat, is said to also to through his name into the ring as a candidate for mayor.

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