Editor: I want to thank the citizens of Purcellville from the bottom of my heart. I am truly humbled and gratified by your confidence in me and for the opportunity to serve a second term as your mayor.
Nearly two years ago, I promised to be a mayor for all of Purcellville and to work with all of you to build, to collaborate, and to create solutions for a vibrant town. This is what I have done, and I will work just as hard during the next two years to meet our shared goals:
- A growing local economy with successful businesses and opportunities for everyone,
- A town with meaningful public participation and transparency,
- Executing our residents’ vision for Purcellville via the Comprehensive Plan Review and Revision,
- A town with reliable, efficient town services and solid stewardship of taxpayer dollars, and
- A great town that will become even greater.
We face many challenges that are not insurmountable. When we work together toward a common purpose, we all win. Purcellville has a diverse, talented, and innovative population, and the strength of our town is our people. I encourage everyone to volunteer to serve on our various boards and commissions and to utilize your skills for our community.
To my campaign team and to the many donors and volunteers who brought us to this victory–many thanks to all of you for your hard work and unwavering dedication.
Most of all, I have the most incredible family. Special thanks to my wife, Angela, who kept me focused and managed our family life during this campaign. Campaigns are tough, and our three kids sacrificed their time with me, and I appreciate their willingness to share me with all of Purcellville.
Purcellville is more than a place to be from, but rather a place where we can live our lives well. It is a town where we can raise our families, retire, and find excellent recreational opportunities. Most importantly, we have a town that we will hand down to the next generation which will still be a great place and recognizable as Purcellville.
Again, to the people of Purcellville, I thank you for the privilege of your trust and the gift of your confidence. I will continue to work tirelessly to serve all of you.
Kwasi Fraser, Purcellville