My name is Luke Priddy and I am running in the Special Election for the unexpired term on Roanoke City Council. I am the Democratic nominee. I serve as Chief of Staff for State Senator John S. Edwards and Chair of the City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. I have served as Chair of the Roanoke City Democratic Committee, and I’m involved in a number of various organizations throughout the area that are all working to make Roanoke a better place.
On City Council, I will continue working for Roanoke by leveraging my legislative experience and commitment to service with a dedication to make informed decisions through community engagement.
A stronger, safer city, with businesses that thrive and a government we trust, relies on all of us coming together - united to take on today's challenges and whatever lies ahead.
In 1999, State Senator John Edwards, D-Roanoke, passed legislation requiring all school boards to establish character education programs. Consequently, I’m young enough to have benefited from this legislation, instilling within me these personal character traits: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
I consider these values the Six Pillars of Public Service, acting as a guide for how I ought to behave and interact with those I intend to serve. They’ve taught me to be honest. Have integrity. Be loyal. Be accepting of others. Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements. Keep on trying. Be accountable. Play by the rules. Express gratitude. Forgive others. Do my share. Stay informed. Vote. Debate civilly. And always to be a good neighbor.
These are the tenets that founded my campaign. While at times it may be difficult, and I recognize that I am only human, I strive to follow them daily. I hope that you will too.
You might love or hate some of the ideas I’ve put forth. Some may be aspirational while others may not go far enough. One thing I know, I’m not the king of ideas. You probably have your own, and I want to hear them. You can reach me at email@example.com or 540-798-6531.
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