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My grandparents are on the right side

  • I am honored to serve as the first African-American elected to office in our city and as your Vice Mayor

  • Recognized as a successful entrepreneur, I am honored to be included on Virginia's Top 500 Power List

  • Graduated from the University of Virginia, B.A. in Government & Foreign Affairs

  • Graduated from George Mason University, M.A. in Public Policy concentration in International Finance

  • Graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School

  • McLean Bible Church, Member

  • Optimist Club of Manassas, Life Member, "Bringing Out the Best in Kids"

  • Prince William Committee of 100, Member

  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations, Board Member

  • Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) PCAC, Board Member

Konichiwa, ogenki desu ka?” The phrase is because I am part Japanese. My grandfather served in the Army and met my grandmother in Japan during WW II. They moved to the United States and soon after my grandfather passed away. With limited English and having four children to take care of, my grandmother moved the family to Oahu, Hawaii where there were a significant population of Japanese Americans. This is where my family grew and I grew up as child. My grandmother along with my parents instilled in me a hard work ethic, appreciation for life, and an enduring love for this country –

America is a country where great things are possible, more than anywhere in the world.”

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