What will Fredericksburg
be like in the future —
say 10 years, 20 years, or even 100 years from now?
I envision an even more dynamic, welcoming, and diverse community in which to:
Live
Visit
Work
Learn
Play
But to strengthen and ensure Fredericksburg’s future,
we need to start now
by properly employing 21st Century solutions to challenges we are and will be facing in the near future.
While making decisions that shape our future, we must keep in mind the vision of what we want our City to be. It will be complicated and challenging, given the development pressures that are coming down I-95. We will build, of course, but we can’t let that destroy what we all love about this place.

I think most of us can agree on our goals:

Economic Development

The outside of Mellow Mushroom's new location Downtown Fredericksburg
Robust economic development creating a dynamic workforce that attracts well-paying jobs, and re-ignites a focus on our tourism assets
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First-rate Education

Kids from Hugh Mercer Elementary School help decorate the new Little Free Library
First-rate education that not only prepares our youth for the future, but positions our schools as vital community hubs
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Equitable Housing

Arial view of the proposed Fredericksburg Art District
Equitable housing that provides a diverse socio-economic population with places to work, live, learn and play
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Transportation Solutions

Corner of William and Princess Anne in Downtown Fredericksburg
Transportation solutions that incorporate 21st Century thinking
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Environmental Practices

Two people ride their bikes over the Canal Path Bridge
Environmental practices that make Fredericksburg a model for Virginia
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Real Estate Development

Front of Millrace Commons
Development that enhances Fredericksburg's sense of place
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We must leverage our amazing community assets while being fiscally responsible. Our goals must all be balanced and handled conscientiously and intentionally to reach the results we want.
It won’t be easy but it is achievable – as long as we remember that all of the key issues are interrelated: they overlap like a Venn Diagram. Moving forward on solutions for these issues will depend greatly upon community engagement, transparent decision-making, and strong leadership.
This is why I’m running – I can help the City of Fredericksburg reach its goals and potential as it enters into a new era of a changing economy and rapid growth.

What Others Say

Jason Graham

Council member, Ward 1
Jason Graham
He brings a sharp mind along with his thoughtful approach and I can't wait to work with him.
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Brian Lam & Will Mackintosh

Community Leaders and Advocates
Brian Lam & Will Mackintosh
We are excited to support Jon because he knows this city inside and out and he truly wants what’s best for it.
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FAAR

Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors
FAAR
These individuals will contribute much to our local communities by promoting economic development and protecting homeowners’ rights...
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Rev. Jarvis Bailey

Community Leader, Educator, Pastor, and Entrepreneur
Rev. Jarvis Bailey
Jon weighs things. He believes in transparency and practices wisdom.
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George Solley

Former Ward 2 Councilor, Environmental Leader
George Solley
As a former Ward 2 City Councilor, it is my privilege to endorse Jon in his campaign for City Council.
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Lisa & David Durham

Civic Leaders, Community Organizer (Lisa) and Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission (David)
Lisa & David Durham
We are excited to support Jon for City Council.
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D.D. & Kenneth Lecky

Owners of LibertyTown Arts Workshop and Community Leaders
D.D. & Kenneth Lecky
Endorsing Jon was a no brainer for us. He has been a vital supporter of the arts and art businesses in Fredericksburg for as long as I can remember.
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April Peterson

Owner of River Rock Outfitter
April Peterson
There are so many reasons to support Jon; however, I feel the simplest reason is the most important.
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Anita Crossfield

Owner, Italian Station and Active Community Member
Anita Crossfield
During the pandemic, Jon proved to Fredericksburg’s small businesses that he really supports us. Whatever we go through, Jon has been there for us.
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Marguerite Bailey Young

Educator, Health Care Advocate and Fredericksburg Change-Maker
Marguerite Bailey Young
Jon Gerlach would be outstanding on City Council. Through my close involvement with the NAACP...
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La Bravia Jenkins

Former City of Fredericksburg Commonwealth's Attorney
La Bravia Jenkins
Jon Gerlach has my vote. He is a truly gifted lawyer who is hardworking, kind, and has a great vision for Fredericksburg.
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Jeff Small

City of Fredericksburg Circuit Court Clerk
Jeff Small
For several years, I have had many opportunities to work with and engage with Jon Gerlach. He approaches his work and advocacy with intelligence, diligence and dedication.
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Gaye Todd Adegbalola

Activist, Musician, Educator, Life-Long Fredericksburg Resident
Gaye Todd Adegbalola
I am supporting Jon Gerlach for Fredericksburg’s City Council. I support him for the following reasons...
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Eric Bonds Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Fossil Free Fredericksburg Professor of Sociology at UMW
Eric Bonds Ph.D.
I'm excited to support Jon Gerlach for city council for several reasons.
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Bill Beck

Former Mayor, City of Fredericksburg, Co-Owner Beck Antiques
Bill Beck
I have always thought that some of our very best citizens are folks who could live anywhere but choose to call Fredericksburg home.
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Beth Black

Co-Owner, Foode Small Business Community Leader
Beth Black
There are a lot of reasons why I like and support Jon - I believe he's an excellent attorney and a brilliant advocate for the underserved.
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