Margaret Franklin is running for the Board of Supervisors for Woodbridge and wants to keep fighting for Woodbridge's potential and growth.The political newcomer seeks to unseat the long-serving Frank Principi, a Democrat who was first elected Woodbridge District Supervisor in 2007. Name: Margaret Franklin Party: Democrat Town: Woodbridge Running for: Board of Supervisors, Woodbridge Website: margaretforwoodbridge.com, Twitter, Facebook Work: Legislative Director on Capitol Hill Education: Howard University with a Masters in Public Administration, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Political Science major and History minor. Community Involvement: Margaret Franklin is an alternate commissioner on the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). She is the former Vice Chair of Prince William County Democratic Committee. She has also been a mentor with the Reach program in Washington, D.C. Questions and Answers PL: What are the top three major issues facing the district you wish to represent? Franklin: Transportation; Affordable Housing, Overcrowding of schools; Redevelopment of Route 1 PL: What concrete solutions do you propose to address these issues? Franklin: Increasing bus routes and local transit options; housing trust fund and incentives to provide for affordable housing units; updating and redesigning current schools, and luring diverse businesses into the Route 1 corridor through public-private partnerships.
PL: From your perspective, what is the job description of the office you’re seeking?
Franklin: The Board of Supervisors helps manage the district they are elected to represent through budget priorities, constituent services, and community outreach.
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