Tag: Janet Oleszek
P.S. In response to this call, I urge everyone in Braddock District to make DOUBLE sure you vote TOMORROW, ELECTION DAY, for Janet Oleszek!.
Meanwhile, Janet Oleszek's mail program (click on the images of her superb mail piece #5 to "embiggen") has been, by all accounts - including John Cook's! - superb (in his recent email attacking Sharon Bulova, Cook noted that Oleszek had run "a great ad campaign"). Ha.
In contrast, everything I'm hearing is that Cook's mail campaign has been pathetic, low-quality, uninspired, ineffective, amateur hour (in the worst sense) basically. I'm hearing that the reason for this, in large part, is Cook's incredible arrogance, utter unwillingness to take any advice, and other fine personality traits like loving the sound of his own voice and really believing he's got a great deal to tell the world (and that the whole world NEEDS to hear it - lol!).
Given all this, it's no wonder that all eyes will be on Braddock Tuesday night, looking for a possible stunning upset victory by Janet Oleszek over the "borrow-and-spend," Ken Kookinelli/Tea Party-backed faux "moderate" John Cook. This should be a fun one to watch - stay tuned!
Any further questions? If so, there are two more images you should see on the "flip." :)
...one candidate says the next [Fairfax County schools] chief shouldn't be too fat.Perhaps that's the case, but it shouldn't be "acceptable" in Braddock District, and John Cook should immediately and forecefully condemn these discriminatory, even bigoted, remarks. Unless, that is, he agrees with his running mate that being overweight has anything whatsoever to do with being an effective schools chief, or any other elected official for that matter.
"He'll have to make a lot of public appearances," said Braddock District hopeful Nell Hurley. Beyond serving as an excellent manager, she said, a superintendent also should model healthy habits for children and parents. "Somebody who's terribly obese might not be the best person for that particular job."
Weight discrimination in hiring is legal in every state but Michigan, said Rebecca Puhl, director of Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Puhl said a handful of cities, including the District, prohibit such discrimination.
"A person's body weight says nothing about their abilities, their accomplishments or their contributions to society," she said. "We would never see this if we were talking about race or sexual orientation or gender, but with weight this remains acceptable and people do it automatically."
Finally, I'd just add that although this endorsement is entirely positive FOR Janet, the subtext is that the Fairfax Police are clearly expressing their LACK of confidence in the incumbent Braddock District Supervisor, John Cook. That's got to be painful for Cook, as well it should be. So sad for John Cook, so great for Janet Oleszek! :)
POLICE ENDORSE JANET OLESZEK
Oleszek sweeps endorsements from Police, Firefighters and the Fairfax Sheriff
Janet Oleszek is proud to announce the endorsement of the Fairfax Coalition of Police (Local 5000). In response she issued the following statement:
"Fairfax County Police are known nationwide for their accomplishments and I am thrilled to accept their endorsement of my campaign. The next Supervisor in Braddock District must be committed to public safety- especially as we consider the budget. Supervisor Cook has voted against public safety when he has voted against Fairfax County's budget."
Mike Scanlon, President of Local 5000 made the following statement:
"We were proud to endorse Janet Oleszek, who has always been a friend of public safety. Janet is exactly right on the current issues facing the police department. Police spend their years on the force building relationships in the community that help us solve crimes and keep the public safe. We need a Supervisor who understands the importance of protecting the promises Fairfax has made to our police with their compensation and pension. Otherwise we will continue to lose officers to other law enforcement agencies, costing the taxpayers millions in new training."
Next, turn to the "flip" for Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova praising Janet Oleszek and urging her election to the Board of Supervisors, so that "education stays the #1 priority in Fairfax County." In addition, Bulova argues that Janet Oleszek has been a leader in maintaining the high quality of life that makes Fairfax attractive to corporations and to people thinking about doing business and/or living there. According to Bulova, "[Janet Oleszek] understands schools, she understands the budget, she understands making the priorities that we need to invest in the most important thing that we have here in Fairfax County, so we need Janet Oleszek [on the Board]."
FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSE JANET OLESZEK
Public Safety Emerging As Key Issue In Braddock
Janet Oleszek is proud to announce the endorsement of the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics (Local 2068). In response she issued the following statement:
"Fairfax County Firefighters are known worldwide for their accomplishments and I am thrilled to accept their endorsement of my campaign. The next Supervisor in Braddock District must be committed to public safety- especially as we consider the budget. Supervisor Cook has voted against public safety when he has voted against Fairfax County's budget."
Oleszek also noted that during the last debate she used one of her rebuttal opportunities in response to Supervisor Cook questioning the need for a 4th firefighter on Fairfax ladder trucks. "This has been an issue the fire and rescue department has identified since a 2001 internal review. The lack of a 4th firefighter on ladder trucks creates safety issues for the other firefighters and paramedics. I was appalled that John Cook still doesn't seem to understand this".
John Niemiec, President of Local 2068 made the following statement:
"We were thrilled to endorse Janet Oleszek, who has always been a friend of public safety. Janet is exactly right on the current issues facing the fire and rescue department. Our firefighters were shocked to learn that Supervisor Cook continued to publicly attack a policy that the fire and rescue department has identified as a way to make our jobs safer. We will not stand for politicians that try to save a buck by putting our citizens or our personnel in jeopardy. Supervisor Cook's position is irresponsible and unacceptable".
OLESZEK AND BARRY ANNOUNCE PLANS TO CLEAN UP LOCAL ROADWAYS
Issue was raised by community at 2nd Braddock District debate this weekend
Today, Janet Oleszek and Fairfax County Sheriff Stan Barry jointly announced their plans to cut the overgrown medians in Braddock District through the community labor force. The community labor force is non violent inmates from the Fairfax County Detention Center that are available to work on government property.
Janet Oleszek met with Sheriff Barry to discuss the use of the community labor force to address these problems in the Braddock District. "I have always had a great relationship with Janet and would be happy to work with her on this project" said Barry. "The use of inmate labor saves money for the taxpayers and improves the community".
"Our first priority in Fairfax County should be keeping our community safe," Janet Oleszek remarked. "I will make the expansion of this program a top priority of my office in the next budget". Oleszek also noted that the unmaintained roadways were "unattractive and make us appear to be a community in decline".