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Margaret Franklin puts focus on transportation, education, housing in Woodbridge

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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