Joe G. Bury – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for House Of Delegates 39th District, Virginia

Republican Party of Virginia
www.joebury.comwww.joebury.com
7347 Bloominton CourtSpringfield VA 22150
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Joe Bury for Delegate is a campaign for Change; yet the word "change", is not a new word in Joe's vocabulary. Joe has been a Community Activist since 1997, having served on numerous Boards and Commissions in the Northern Virginia area, including his Homeowners? Association.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Joe was born to first-generation Slovak and Polish-American parents and raised in the rural community of Roscoe; a former steel-and-coal town located approximately 40-miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Joe met his wife, Carla Menares Bury, in Alexandria in January of 1994. The couple was married in April 1996. Joe often quips, as he reminds his son Joseph and daughter Gabriela, that the most important decision he ever made was marrying his wife. After getting that right, everything else, followed.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Bury works as the owner, principal, and as a consultant at Joseph Bury Marketing.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Joe served on the City of Alexandria's Commission on Persons with Disabilities and Community Services Board during the mid and late '90s. After moving to Springfield with his wife, two weeks after "9-11", Joe became active in the Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) and began serving as Garfield Precinct Captain in Lee District, a position he still holds. Joe also became involved in his Homeowners' Association (HOA) and later served as Board President. Over the past six years Joe has been appointed by both Republicans and Democrats alike, to numerous committees and boards associated with the Fairfax County Public Schools System:

Adult & Community Education Committee;

Career & Technical Education Advisory Committee;

Superintendent's Business & Community Advisory Council; and

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

The Burys belong to St. Raymond of Penafort Roman Catholic Church in Springfield, where Joe has been a Lector/Reader for the past several years.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Bury has a bachelor's degree in English from University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in Management Systems & Cybernetics from George Washington University.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

Shortly after securing a Department of Defense "Secret" Security Clearance in the fall of 2007, Joe began working for a major Government Contractor on a Joint Forces Systems Engineering Project; moving over to a U.S. Army National Guard and Reserves Program where he has worked since last fall.

Reasons & Objectives
Achievements If Elected

1. Economic recovery

Strengthening our economy and creating new jobs will be my priorities in Richmond. I will support measures that will stimulate small and medium sized business to grow including tax incentives and measures aimed at stimulating economic diversity. It's not just more jobs, but higher paying jobs that we need for Northern Virginia to flourish.

2. Control Spending

In Richmond I will resist any new unnecessary spending or attempts to raise our taxes to fix our budget shortfall. It's not taxes we need but rather a thorough clean-up of government, a diligent inspection to plug the holes of government waste. The money we spend must go to those areas that need it most, especially our education system and our crumbling infrastructure.

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Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Areas to Concentrate On

1. Economic recovery

2. Control Spending

3. Transportation

4. Signature Project

I will initiate a signature project that will promote the growth and transplantation of the nation's "Energy Industry" to Virginia. That effort will also include growing and/or transplanting all facets of the "Alternative Fuels Industry" to Virginia as well. By acting early in the next legislative session, Virginia could easily become home to our nation's next triangle by 2015: The Northern Virginia/Richmond/Norfolk "Energy Triangle."

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Transportation
Traffic & Transportation, a General Statement

The number one obstacle to development in Northern Virginia is our nightmarish traffic situation. New businesses will not come here and existing business will not expand unless they are afforded an infrastructure worthy of the 21st century. We need a two-pronged approach to tackle this problem. First we must encourage measures to take cars off the road, through the use of telecommuting and improved use of intelligent transportation systems. I support tax credits and other incentives for entrepreneurs, individuals and companies who will design and develop improved transportation or traffic mitigation systems. Second we must direct a greater share of the budget to modernizing our transportation infrastructure in Northern Virginia. For years we've

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Transportation Funding

I support tax credits and other incentives for entrepreneurs, individuals and companies who will design and develop improved transportation or traffic mitigation systems. Second we must direct a greater share of the budget to modernizing our transportation infrastructure in Northern Virginia. For years we've paid more than our share in taxes. It's time we received our fair share in infrastructure modernization. The result will be a better quality of life for Northern Virginia families, greater productivity in the workplace, cleaner air, and less fossil fuel consumption.

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Telecommuters

First we must encourage measures to take cars off the road, through the use of telecommuting and improved use of intelligent transportation systems.

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Economy
Virginia Economy, a General Statement

Strengthening our economy and creating new jobs will be my priorities in Richmond. Businesses will start hiring if we create the right environment for them to grow, diversify and develop. I will support measures that will stimulate small and medium sized business to grow including tax incentives and measures aimed at stimulating economic diversity. It's not just more jobs, but higher paying jobs that we need for Northern Virginia to flourish.

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Jobs
Virginia Jobs, a General Statement

Strengthening our economy and creating new jobs will be my priorities in Richmond. Businesses will start hiring if we create the right environment for them to grow, diversify and develop. I will support measures that will stimulate small and medium sized business to grow including tax incentives and measures aimed at stimulating economic diversity. It's not just more jobs, but higher paying jobs that we need for Northern Virginia to flourish.

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Business
Virginia Business, a General Statement

Strengthening our economy and creating new jobs will be my priorities in Richmond. Businesses will start hiring if we create the right environment for them to grow, diversify and develop. I will support measures that will stimulate small and medium sized business to grow including tax incentives and measures aimed at stimulating economic diversity. It's not just more jobs, but higher paying jobs that we need for Northern Virginia to flourish.

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Virginia Business Tax Incentives

I support tax credits and other incentives for entrepreneurs, individuals and companies who will design and develop improved transportation or traffic mitigation systems.

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Energy
Virginia Energy, a General Statement

For the past 24 years the 39th district has been lacking visionary and courageous leadership. I make my case for change because I believe that we need leadership that is not rooted in the past, we need leadership that looks forward for solutions that will keep the 39th district and Virginia as a whole competitive for our children's generation. I will initiate a signature project that will promote the growth and transplantation of the nation's "Energy Industry" to Virginia. That effort will also include growing and/or transplanting all facets of the "Alternative Fuels Industry" to Virginia as well. By acting early in the next legislative session, Virginia could easily become home to our nation's next triangle by 2015: The Northern Virginia/Richmond/Norfolk "Energy Triangle."

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

Alternate Energy Development

For the past 24 years the 39th district has been lacking visionary and courageous leadership. I make my case for change because I believe that we need leadership that is not rooted in the past, we need leadership that looks forward for solutions that will keep the 39th district and Virginia as a whole competitive for our children's generation. I will initiate a signature project that will promote the growth and transplantation of the nation's "Energy Industry" to Virginia. That effort will also include growing and/or transplanting all facets of the "Alternative Fuels Industry" to Virginia as well. By acting early in the next legislative session, Virginia could easily become home to our nation's next triangle by 2015: The Northern Virginia/Richmond/Norfolk "Energy Triangle."

Source: www.joebury.com/issues/default.aspx (10/21/2009)

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