Dear King Farm Neighbor

As a father of two young boys, I can confidently say that we have a choice in this election. Two candidates, James Hedrick and David Myles, have young children themselves and will truly fight for King Farm’s many young families. Cynthia Cotte Griffiths, who has two boys—the youngest recently graduated high school—has years of educational leadership experience, including as President of the Richard Montgomery High School’s PTSA.

We are also proud of our diversity in Rockville and in King Farm.  Our diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives enrich our city.  If elected, Virginia Onley would be our City’s first African American mayor and would bring her extensive experience as a current City Council member and as a leader in the private sector.  Her advocacy of affordable housing will ensure that we have a city where teachers, retail workers, young professionals, and police officers can afford to live where they work.

Last but not least, Mark Pierzchala will bring his years of institutional knowledge and experience as a City Council member. Mark has fought for a fiscally responsible city and has also been the driving force on the Council to find a suitable adaptive use for King Farm Farmstead.

I want my two young boys to grow up well-educated in a city where their bi-racial background and multicultural heritage are part of a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse community, where they will find good jobs and affordable housing when they grow up.

For all these reasons, I support Team Rockville as the team that has the vision, leadership, and values to ensure that Rockville is the ideal place to live, work, and play for generations to come.


John Chu

King Farm Neighbor

The last candidate forum will be hosted at the King Farm Community Center today, October 23 from 6-8 pm