Westover Hills resident Johnny Walker is taking on Kathy Graziano for the 4th District City Council seat. The Times-Dispatch invited candidates for Richmond City Council and School Board to tell us why they’re running. They will publish their statements – in no particular order – on the Op/Ed page between now and Election Day. Johnny Walker has his editorial up in today’s paper.
During the past two years I met with the incumbent on problems facing our district and city. It was clear that politics were placed ahead of taking action in the public interest. Taxes on homes, property, restaurants and water bills are out of line with those in surrounding counties. There has been a failure by the incumbent to deal with these issues in her nearly 10 years on City Council. It is my plan to address these concerns as well as our public schools head-on — service over politics.