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Election Q&A: Paul Milde of Aquia

The Free Lance-Star has asked local candidates to complete a questionnaire that will be published in our Voters Guide. Responses are also being posted on this blog. Districts on the ballot for Board of Supervisors include Hartwood, Aquia, Garrisonville and Falmouth.

Aquia District (opponent is Mara Sealock)

Paul V. Milde III


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Political party: Republican

Age: 46

Family: Two children, Travis and Bailey

Political Experience: Served on the Board of Supervisors 2006 to present

Occupation:Owner, Closet Interiors Plus

How long have you lived in Stafford? 24 years

Education: Enrolled at University of Mary Washington

Military Record: No.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Yes, in 1986. Complete and detailed information regarding this can be found in the archives of the Free Lance-Star, which reported on it extensively when I successfully ran for the Board in 2005 and 2009.

Community/Church Activities:Aquia Harbour Lions Club; North Stafford Garrisonville Rotary, Charter Member; Adopt-A-Classroom sponsor; Stafford SPCA; Adopt-A-Highway sponsor;, Chairman; Andrew Chapel Methodist Church.

What are the three most important issues in this race?

  1. Promoting fiscally conservative policies. I have successfully fought to ensure Stafford is an affordable place to live by reigning in government spending. As a result, taxes on homeowners have been reduced while Stafford’s bond ratings have increased.
  2. Keeping Stafford “open for business.” I led the successful fight to repeal the job-killing BPOL tax. As the owner of my own small business, I understand the importance of maintaining business-friendly policies. During my tenure, Stafford has consistently been ranked as one of Virginia’s best localities for business.
  3. Preserving Stafford’s natural beauty. I have a record of fighting to ensure Stafford remains beautiful for generations to come. Irelentlessly and successfully fought to save Crow’s Nest, protecting more than 2,900 pristine acres from development. I also worked to open Government Island Park and Civil War Park.

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