Tom Perriello listens to an IUE-CWA Local 162 union member asking about automation.
Tom Perriello’s last stop in his listening tour through Roanoke was at the IUE-CWA Local 162 Roanoke headquarters where about 10 union rank and file members and union shop stewards from Verizon, ITT now the Harris Corporation, GE and Virginia Transformer peppered him with questions. Union members are not shy about asking questions.
Before Perriello arrived Jack Roland Chief Steward with Local 82162 at Harris Corporation said he wanted to know how Perriello views the future of the working class. Where does he see unions place in the future.
Jeff Moran, who works for Harris Corporation (again formerly ITT
Sarah Goodman, a realtor with Barker Realty and mother of four, formally announced her candidacy for Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Windsor District. Her announcement was held at the 419 library Monday afternoon.
She was surrounded by Democratic supporters: Sheriff Gerald Holt, Commission of Revenue Steve McGraw, City Councilwoman Gwen Mason candidate for the 17th District House of Delegates, Pat Paterson who is running for the Vinton District against Mike Altizer, Charlene Waybright running in the Hollins District against Richard Flora. former Councilwoman Linda Wyatt, and the candidate for the 8th District Ginny Weisz who is opposing incumbent delegate Morgan Griffith.
Responsiveness, input, and involvement by County residents is what Goodman offers.
Goodman’s priorities include “schools, smart roads and smart government.” She is currently Vice President of the PTA at Green Valley Elementary School. She wants Roanoke County to find ways to be more efficient by keeping taxes low while providing the same level of services. Goodman says she offers a fresh perspective with her platform.
She would have opposed the multi-gen center and would have sought input from residents for the replacement for the 419 main library.
She supports keeping Bent Mountain Elementary open and will “stridently oppose any effort to close it.”
“All of the six precincts in Windsor Hills have some common issues, but each precinct is also unique and has its own character and own set of issues. A one-size-fits-all approach does not work for this district. Each precinct deserves to have its concerns heard and valued. If elected, Sarah will conduct citizen input meetings in each precinct.”