John D. Moss
|Virginia Beach City Council|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||Naval Warfare College and Old Dominion University|
|Other||John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1979-Present|
Moss's education background includes a B.A. from Virginia Tech; an M.S. from Naval Warfare College; an M.P.A. from Old Dominion University; and participation in the Senior Federal Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His professional experience includes working as the Director for Submarine Program Requirements and Warfare Development in the Commander Submarine Forces Atlantic.
On his campaign website, Moss highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Maintaining roads in-place is our first obligation. We should work to improve our north-south as this is a major priority for construction and we should improve the functionality of our existing roads with longer turn lanes and synchronizing our traffic signals to allow traffic to flow easier with increased volumes. Local government not families must make the difficult choices to provide additional funding for transportation by spending reductions elsewhere not tax increases in the short run. Road construction delivers a bigger economic growth return rate than transit expenditures. At the appropriate point in our city’s economic recovery, I would propose like I did back in 1986 a bond referendum for local road construction. The bond referendum ballot would explicitly identify the projects to restrict the funds to those projects and funding sources would also be explicitly stated."
- Excerpt: "A voting majority in the November 2012 advisory referendum on light rail informed the City Council that the City Council should take all reasonable steps to finance and construct light rail in Virginia Beach. Until it is known with an acceptable degree of assurance what it will cost to construct light rail in Virginia Beach and until it is known who will pay the cost and how taxes and/or fees will be levied a determination of reasonableness cannot be made. When the who will pay and how they will pay details are known in the context of the cost to construct and cost to operate, I will make an informed vote on how to proceed based on consultation with you the voters of Virginia Beach. All material solutions from traditional light rail to rapid bus transit to maglev transit should be in the hopper for consideration to identify a reasonable approach to meeting the voters’ expectations. Time is on our side, as there is no immediate need."
- Excerpt: "Public Safety is the first and highest priority of government at any level. There is no exercise of personal liberties or prospering free enterprise without effective and efficient public safety services. I support increasing capital investments in public safety to promote innovation to more effectively deploy our public safety officers."
- Excerpt: "My preference is to fund our schools based on need. My peers without exception prefer to fund schools based on a formula – a softer term for entitlement. A formula approach means in good economic times we over fund education and in bad times we under fund education. I support full funding of the need. In last seven years our regional economy has under performed and is foretasted to continue to do so for at least several more years. We have under invested in capital construction. First Colonial High School and Princess Anne High School need to be replaced sooner than later. The construction of Technology Workforce Development Center in the northern part of the city off Witchduck Road on property owned by the School Board is a must – more emphasis on technical education for residents not interested in a four year college year. Public safety and schools are my top two priorities. I am an alumni of the Beach school system as is my family and we are proud of it."
The city of Virginia Beach, Virginia held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014.
|Virginia Beach City Council, At-large, 2014|
|M. Ben Davenport||32.5%||47,853|
|John D. Moss Incumbent||32.3%||47,659|
|Brad D. Martin Incumbent||26.5%||39,032|
|George Furman, III||8.1%||11,867|
|Source: Virginia Department of Elections - Official 2014 Election Results|
In 2014, Moss's endorsements included the following:
- Congressman Scott Rigell
- Vice Mayor Louis R. Jones
- Senator Jeff McWaters
- Delegate Barry Knight
- Delegate DeSteph
- Councilwoman Shannon Kane
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- Virginia City Council, "Biography," accessed on August 13, 2014
- Campaign Website, "Resume and Profile," accessed on August 13, 2014
- Councilman John Moss, "Where I Stand," accessed on September 24, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "November 4, 2014 Elections Candidacy Requirements For Local Offices," accessed May 15, 2014
- City of Virginia Beach, "Official Candidate List," accessed on September 3, 2014
- Virginia Public Access Project, "2014 Unofficial Election Results," accessed on November 4, 2014
- Councilman John Moss, "Endorsements," accessed on September 24, 2014
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