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Salem candidate launches campaign

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Paul Trampe, a candidate for Salem supervisor, kicked off his campaign on Saturday. He held an event at his home, where he spoke about several issues facing the county.

Trampe is an economist with the federal government and an adjunct professor of public policy at American University. He said he hopes to concentrate on bringing jobs to Spotsylvania and on lowering the tax rate.

He said: “When you look around Spotsy and you see all these empty, foreclosed-on houses, who is going to buy these houses and fill our empty residential space? If we rely on those who work in Washington or the northern Virginia suburbs or Richmond to move here, maybe they will and maybe they won’t. But if we bring in the higher paying jobs here to our own community, those that pay enough so that workers can afford the housing in Spotsylvania, I guarantee most of them will settle down here and make a life in our community.”

Note: This information comes from a press release from Trampe’s campaign.