Doug Taggart Knocks on 3,000th Door

GOP Nominee for PWC Board of Supervisors Reflects on Issues Important to Prince William County Residents

DUMFRIES, Virginia – Doug Taggart, the Republican nominee to represent the Potomac District on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, today announced that he personally knocked on his 3,000th door over the course of three months campaigning.

“When I started this campaign, I pledged to listen more than I spoke,” said Taggart. “That is why I have been walking the neighborhoods of the Potomac District to meet residents, introduce myself, and hear thoughts on issues that are important to our community. From Quantico to Potomac Shores to Ashland and everywhere in between, meeting and learning from Prince William County families and individuals has been rewarding, inspiring, motivating, and illuminating about the challenges and opportunities facing our County.”

While participating in community events, calling voters, and posting yard signs are important, there is no substitute for the conversations that result from knocking on someone’s door for a face-to-face opportunity to learn what is important. There are also some common themes in the views that residents have expressed.

“We all know that traffic congestion is a serious issue for voters, but many other transportation needs exist,” said Taggart. “I’ve learned which roads need more speeding enforcement and which intersections need a traffic light or stop sign to make roads safer. I’ve heard about the critical importance of reducing noise from trucks on Route 234, opening access to HOT lanes serving Quantico, and adding more PRTC bus access points so that mass transit is more accessible.”

Taggart also heard residents’ strong views about business development, zoning, and planning.

“Campaigning door-to-door has given me a much deeper understanding of residents’ views about what goes into shopping centers and new construction, how new businesses should be better neighbors to residential areas, and effective planning for new development.”

“As I look forward to learning more from residents, I promise to listen to the advice and ideas of the business leaders, parents, students, teachers, first responders, and all those who comprise the backbone of our community. I will take good ideas from wherever they originate, listen with an open mind to opposing views, and work cooperatively with other members of the Board of Supervisors to advance smart and judicious ideas that will benefit all of us.”

Background on Doug Taggart

Doug Taggart is a retired United States Coast Guard Commander. He is currently the President of Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc. a small business with 45 employees headquartered in Vienna, Virginia providing professional engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense on the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Doug is a longtime community volunteer in Prince William County where he is the Treasurer and former President of the Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA), representing nearly 15,000 residents. He is also the President & CEO of Azalea Charities, Inc., a dual-mission, all volunteer charity – serving local Boys & Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, Homeless Shelters (ACTS, SERVE, Carpenter’s Shelter), Leukemia/Lymphoma Research, Juvenile Diabetes, and education-based projects – as well as performing its mission for Aid to Wounded Warriors and veterans. Doug is a member of the Montclair Lions Club where he is the 2017 recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship award, the highest award presented by Lions Club International for recognition of humanitarian work and community service.
Doug and his wife Diane have lived in Prince William County for more than twenty-five years. They are the parents of three children who each attended Prince William County public schools and Virginia public universities, and grandparents of eight.

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