ELECT JAMES HALFADAY
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY COUNCIL
"ONE Charlottesville, OUR Charlottesville."
Name: James Halfaday
Date of Birth: July 3rd, 1979
Marital Status: Single
Ethnicity: Native American (Ojibwa)
Education: Western Illinois University Anthropology (Native American Studies)
2011 Graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia
Address: James Halfaday Post Office Box 8349, Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
Telephone: Mobile: (434) 326-6174
Hello my name is James Halfaday thank you for being here. Many of you are friends and colleagues I’ve worked with over the years. Today I am announcing my candidacy for the Democratic nomination to the Charlottesville City Council. I am under no illusion that you came here today just for me. You have come here because we need to infuse our city with new energy. You have come here for your sons and daughters and your grandchildren. You have come here for the future of
As long as I have been a resident of
Over the past few years I have served on many boards and commissions to improve our neighborhoods and community. I have been an active voice on the Charlottesville Department of Police Advisory Board. I have worked to improve our relations with the community whether it is racial issues or to improve our complaint process to hold top officials accountable for their department’s actions.
I have also been a facilitator working with the city on the Dialogue on Race. I have heard many racial and heartfelt passionate stories that have happened in our community. I felt the frustrations of our residents. The majority of them just want to be heard and have it mean something. I am that ear and voice that will stick up for all of our residents, I am a firm believer in equality. Together we can build a successful partnership in moving our city forward. We cannot remain a city divided along racial and income lines. We must be one
I have served on the Building Code of Appeals for the city as well, always keeping the checks and minuses in balance and to ensure that the standards are met to ensure the safest accommodations for all.
My belief and vision for
• Right now, PEOPLE WANT GOOD PAYING JOBS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORTED.
• I believe officials should meet more with residents and neighborhood associations to voice/hear their concerns, residents first.
• I believe that there should never be cuts in our Education.
• I believe that a student dropping out is not an option and the High School/GED is a must. We need everyone’s talent. Let’s not give up on our youths.
• I believe we should come together to deal with the issue of homelessness. We need to seek affordable housing for all. I want a temporary deferral of personal property tax for low and fixed income families.
• I believe
• I believe fairness and equality should be sought in every city action.
• I will not support any new tax increases.
In closing, I quote the famous words of Robert F. Kennedy. “Some men see things as they are and ask ‘WHY’. I dream of things that are not and ask ‘WHY NOT?” I dream of one
Listed below are a few of the many Endorsements and Supporters that believe in James Halfaday for Charlottesville City Council
"The reason I am endorsing and supporting Mr. Halfaday for City Council is because of his continued enthusiasm and energy, for this community of
Retired City Sheriff Cornelia D. Johnson
“James Halfaday is a young man who has a positive vision for Charlottesville who will bring new ideas and strong leadership to city council. He has an excellent understanding of what it takes to make local government work well for the entire community. A strong commitment to education, public safety and fiscal responsibility makes James an excellent choice for city council.”
Retired Charlottesville Fire Chief Emeritus/ Vice Mayor Julian Taliaferro
"James Halfaday has the same motivation as my dear friend and former Virginia Stateswoman Emily Couric had. James has fought hard for the underrepresented here in
Retired Deputy Sheriff of
"I'm in full support of Mr. James Halfaday in becoming a member of the
Charlottesville City Council. I think he will be a great asset to the
Mr. Toan Nguyen Founder and President of C'ville Coffee
Potential City Council Candidate Has Revealing Click the photo to view a story done by the Charlottesville Newsplex team Boards and Commissions
Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) Steering Committee
City of Charlottesville Department of Police Advisory Board
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Boards and Commissions
Honors and Awards
“Outstanding Citizenship Award”
“Firefighter Leadership Award”
“Buckle up for Safety Awareness” Leadership Award
Holy Comforter Catholic Church Charlottesville, Virginia
Founder of HALFADAYSTRONG.COM
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic NREMT-B
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)