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The Right Candidate, The Right Time

I am proud of this campaign for a Kwasny win. We have shared far and wide the value I will provide to council and we have done so without divisiveness, without engaging in mud-slinging, and by sticking to the conviction that I am the best candidate for the Princess Anne District this election season. A …

High Speed Low Drag

This election season is crowded with promises and wishful thinking. Many have appeared who have never considered public office before. In some, it really shows. Their education on issues is limited to repeating what they hear others say in candidate forums. Only now are they reaching out to community members to get informed on the …

VB Flooding – A Complex Problem

Over the past few months, promises have been made to fix our city’s flooding issues. There’s no doubt this is top priority. Flooding is a significant problem in a coastal city such as ours. We must be fast acting and forward thinking. However, flooding is a complex problem and focus on singular issues is not …

Why We Are Voting For Karen Kwasny

One of the most rewarding parts of running for City Council is the positive message I’ve shared with people in the Virginia Beach Community and the positive messages they have shared with me. When so much of politics can be nasty and negative, it energizes me to meet so many who are interested in a …

Virginia Beach Stuck In Neutral

It seems Virginia Beach is stuck in neutral. Have you ever noticed that City Council elections seem to revolve around the same issues year after year? I have. Let’s put the city in gear this year! As a candidate to represent you, I’ve debated my opponent, who first joined City Council 40 years ago; I …

Let’s Open the Lines of Communication

Listen up! Let’s open the lines of communication! I serve on the Virginia Beach 2040 Community Coalition. Our task is to take the city’s 2040 Vision to the community and assess our progress in meeting milestones along the path to future goals. During our visits with residents across the city, one of the primary concerns …

Virginia Beach Must be Pro Business

Our campaign for City Council is going strong and candidate forums have begun in various parts of our great city. Already, I’ve been able to debate my opponents in this race and set some clear differences in our campaigns. That’s why I am able to say this without hesitation: I am the true pro-business candidate [...]

Virginia Beach City Council -Who’s Running

This is a big year for Virginia Beach City Council, with 8 of the 11 seats available for new representation. Make your voice heard! This election season is an opportunity for all of us to take Virginia Beach in the right direction. ALL VIRGINIA BEACH REGISTERED VOTERS CAN VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6th FOR ALL VIRGINIA [...]

Dear Mr Moss

In a FB post today by Councilman Moss, it was suggested the AP infrastructure resolution was a City Council achievement born of a refusal to succumb to a single- community approved, developer-lead initiative. This is not the case, nor should it ever be. City Council members never work alone. It takes community engagement to make [...]

No Confidence in Councilwoman Henley to Lead

Virginia Beach residents citywide saw how much confidence they should have in Councilwoman Henley at the June 19th City Council meeting. That confidence is understandably low. Despite a standing-room only crowd of Ashville Park residents asking for help and urging the city to implement a plan that saves several million taxpayer dollars and implements a [...]

How am I Different from the Incumbent?

I have attended many events in recent weeks.  But this weekend was the first time I encountered a question I want to address here as well. The question was/is: How are you different from the incumbent? #1)  I am a Proactive Leader.  Too often, the incumbent has waited until a crisis to act.  Our recent [...]

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

Karen Kwasny for City Council Signs Are Going Up! Friday date night was making signs and Sunday family day was a quality 6 hours together delivering all our signs around town.  My son took pictures, my husband unloaded the signs, and I delivered to the door.  It was a team effort that's for sure. I [...]

Karen Kwasny’s Kickoff Event

Our campaign kickoff was a huge success with over 150 people in attendance. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food from Beach Bully, the kids enjoyed the free petting farm, and I enjoyed talking with so many people about my campaign for the Princess Anne District seat on Virginia Beach City Council. The most frequently asked question [...]

VB411 Focuses on the ARP

For those in need of more information about the ARP and the value it brings to all of us, please see below. This is a new initiative to provide residents information on city items many feel “uninformed” about. From the Communications Office: In VB411, a new biweekly video series, Nancy Bloom tackles tough topics to …

Feature in the Princess Anne Independent News

Feature in the Princess Anne Independent News I am excited to have my candidacy announced by the district’s best coverage, The Princess Anne Independent News. For a full understanding of my reasons for joining this race, read on! “Planning commissioner from Ashville Park running in Princess Anne District to join Virginia Beach City Council” Article …

You’re invited to Karen’s Campaign Kickoff Event!

The Campaign Committee of Karen Kwasny for Princess Anne District Virginia Beach City Council cordially invites you to a CAMPAIGN KICKOFF EVENT! FREE – Food and Beverage by Beach Bully FREE – Beer and Wine FREE – Petting Farm Admission 3 – 4: 30 PM – Meet and Greet 4:30 PM – Candidate Introduction 5 PM – …

ARP in Virginia Beach

When I first began working on issues in this area, I, too, thought preserving this beautiful and valuable area of Virginia Beach should be as simple as what is described in a posting on this: just get all of City Council to vote no to rezonings in the Transition Area/Rural Area that are gratuitous in …

Meet and Greet in Sandbridge

At the Baja in Sandbridge last Thursday night to listen to concerned residents discuss roadways, beach replenishment, and the rental and real estate industries. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the issues this community faces and their desire to be recognized for their valuable contribution to our resort industry.

Karen Beardslee Kwasny: A plan worth making | Guest Columnist | pilotonline.com

July 17, 2016 IN A RECENT conversation with our middle son, my husband and I emphasized the value of a life plan. I urged my son, saying, “It’s important to have a plan for your life. Yes, it will need to be adjusted as you move through the years, but the basic intent of the …

Ashville Park and the ARP

Ashville Park and the ARP: In 2011, I put a “for sale” sign in my yard in Court House Estates and my husband and I began looking for a place with a bit more space around us.  We took long drives out to the Virginia line and back again, trying to find a place for …

ITA plan revision should protect resources, encourage appropriate uses of vital areas of Virginia Beach

The Princess Anne Independent News – October 6, 2017 One night last month, a handful of concerned citizens came out to hear about a draft update to the city’s plans for the Interfacility Traffic Area, or ITA, an overlay zoning district that includes areas south of Princess Anne Road and north of Indian River Road …

Karen Kwasny for Virginia Beach City CouncilI have a passion for shaping this city in a way that preserves the past, enhances the present, and looks to the future for the best way forward. I also have a deep compassion for the residents of my district and the city. I truly care what they think and what they want for their respective areas, both in relation to their needs today and their desires for the future of the place in the city that they call home. It’s important to me that the citizens of Virginia Beach feel they have a voice in the way this city moves forward into the future.

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