Libertarian Robert Kraus of Alexandria, Virginia is the only candidate in the race for City Council who will reduce government spending to 2007 levels and cut the average homeowner’s property tax bill by almost $1,400 per year. He will also work to stop handouts to Special Interests who are vying for a piece of a proposed redevelopment project on the city’s waterfront.
Robert Kraus is well-qualified to find and eliminate waste from the city’s budget. He has over 17 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience and teaches finance at Alexandria-based Computer C.O.R.E. He is a proven cost-cutter and applies his skills in his role as the Operations Director for the national Libertarian Party where he carefully watches expenditures and ensures the party stays out of debt.
Three Republicans, six Democrats and two independents are competing for the six seats on the council, four of whom are incumbents. On September 12, Kraus participated in a forum with the other candidates at F.C. Hammond Middle School, where he received more applause than any other candidate present.
Robert Kraus produces plays at the Little Theater of Alexandria has been active in the Alexandria community for 24 years. He is an adjunct instructor at Northern Virginia Community College.
Upcoming campaign events include a League of Women Voters Candidates’ forum on October 2, the Old Town Civic Association City Council Debate on October 10, and the PATCH Candidates’ Forum on October 15.