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1497 Votes - Solid Foundation for the Future

1497 Votes - Solid Foundation for the Future

 Election Results 2014

Congratulations to the new City Council. I am very proud of our team's effort and approach. I take great pride in knowing that 1,497 voters across the City of Fairfax had the confidence in me to check my name at the ballot box. While this was short of the number needed to be on the next team of Council, it is very humbling and energizing to know we had a positive impact on the community.

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Night Before Election 2014

Night Before Election 2014

 

Door Knocks and Talks 2014In just over 8 hours, the polls in the City of Fairfax will open and voters will begin choosing the next team of six for Council. Before the votes are cast tomorrow, I thought it would be useful to share some data regarding our campaign plan. As with many campaigns, we sent mailings to voters across the City, we did literature drops across the City and we held events across the City. One particular part of our efforts were the Neighborhood Walk Arounds. During these events, we would gather in a neighborhood and knock on voter doors sharing our message. Thanks to the great work of our team of volunteers, I am very pleased to announce that we reached over 2,700 voters through this effort!

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Endorsements by Former Mayor, Community and Business Leaders

Endorsements by Former Mayor, Community and Business Leaders

Jon with Jesse endorsementThis afternoon we shared with the City of Fairfax on the Patch that Former Mayor John Mason, community and business leaders have endorsed me for a seat on the next City Council. When a group of people, including former City Council members, Gary Rasmussen and Allen Griffith, community leaders including, Dale Lestina, Mary Jo Rasmussen, Tom Ross, Hildie Carney, Ellen Brouwer and Penny Rood and business leaders including Jesse Travis (pictured with me on the left) and Craig Smith join with Mayor Mason show their support, it is a humbling experience. I take their support very seriously and I am honored to have their endorsement.

Below is a full posting of the information we shared with the Patch.

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Door to Door

Door to Door

Door knockingCandidates for City Council often describe the “small town atmosphere” of the City of Fairfax. I can once again confirm that this atmosphere is alive and well across the City. We have been going door to door talking with neighbors about what the City is doing well and where it could be doing even better. I have appreciated the time voters across the City have given to our team. The fact that people are willing to give each of the candidates a chance to share his or her message is another example of why this is such a great place to live. A big thank you to the Jones family, James Carroll and Tom Ross for all the help talking with friends in Old Lee Hills and Country Club Hills.

Door Knocking

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Raise the Jolly Roger - It’s Opening Day!

Raise the Jolly Roger!!! It’s Opening Day!

Stehle's Pirates

It is officially the start of baseball season! Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, Steph and I were both raised as Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Today was a great day for Pirates baseball. Andrew McCutchen was awarded the MVP trophy, Clint Hurdle was awarded Manager of the Year and then the Buccos won in walk off fashion.

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Providence PTA Fun Fair

Providence PTA Fun Fair

Steph, Zoe, CZoe and Jon with sponsorship signooper and I enjoyed spending Friday evening celebrating Zoe's Birthday by attending Providence Elementary School's PTA Fun Fair. It was a great way for Zoe to see her future school and for Steph and me to have a glimpse to what we will be entering into next year. Seeing the parents, teachers, students and community members all gathering together once again reminded us why we chose to start and raise our family in the City of Fairfax. On our way home, Zoe was still awe struck by the fact that she not only got to see the Mayor, but that she also met her future principle Mr. Kraft.  

Zoe and Cooper Duck GameSteph, Zoe, Cooper and Mayor Silverthorne

Seeing the City from a Sheriff’s Point of View

Seeing the City from a Sheriff’s Point of View

 

Jon Stehle with Master Deputy Sheriff ThomasThis past week, I had the opportunity to see the City of Fairfax from the point of view of the City and County of Fairfax Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Department plays an important and unique role within our City. Seeing this first hand, from serving civil law processes to managing the Adult Detention Center, I was reminded how fortunate we are to have this top-rate force of men and women willing to serve. I would like to thank the Sheriff’s Department, in particular Master Deputy Thomas and Sergeant Wright for taking the time to allow me to ride along with them. For more on how the Sheriff’s Department works with the City, I would encourage you to view the City Council meeting on March 11, 2014, where Mayor Scott Silverthorne presented a City Flag to Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered… Now the Choice is Yours.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered… Now the Choice is Yours.

 

Jon Stehle for City CouncilIt’s official - we are on the ballot!

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Signature Gathering Weekend

Signature Gathering Weekend

 

Team Stehle gathering signaturesTeam Stehle was out in force this weekend knocking on doors across the City of Fairfax. We had a great time meeting the voters and talking about the future of the City.  I am very thankful to all our friends who took the time to introduce me to their neighbors.

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Looking Forward to Garden Season

Looking Forward to Garden Season

Herb the Garden Guarding Gnome

After a short lived weekend of warm weather, we are ready for our second garden season. Last year, we were one of the lucky City of Fairfax residents who were able to rent a garden plot at Kutner Park. Both Steph and I grew up with a garden in our backyard every summer. Since we live in a townhome condominium, we do not have a yard for a garden.  We are extremely grateful to now have a space where Zoe and Cooper can have have those same opportunities we had to learn about growing their own dinner.  We had a very successful crop last summer, learned a lot (mostly what not to do) and are ready to get our greenish thumbs dirty again.

 

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