Elections: Chris Brophy
Local merchant Chris Brophy is running for mayor of Hyattsville.
Hyattsville Patch is seeking to run short profiles on all City Council candidates for the May 3 election. We will ask each candidate the same questions but candidates may respond to them as they see fit.
Profiles will run in the order in which the candidates respond. Mayoral candidates will be posted first. Each candidate will be asked at least twice for their participation.
Name: Chris Brophy
Family: Married with two sons
Hometown: New York, NY. Raised in San Francisco, CA
Qualifications: "I’m not actually qualified to administer the millions of dollars this town turns around every year. I'd hoped by my example and willingness to run, other citizens with these qualifications might enter this race of only three candidates."
Three most important city issues and how to address them:
1) "Improve civic works results throughout town--sidewalks, roads, drainage projects--while ending the wasteful inefficient misuse of public monies on these projects."
2) "Minimize the City Council, abbreviate meetings, pay the mayor a professional wage making it a real job so results can be demanded by all of us citizens."
3) "Promote existing local small businesses. Avoid anymore future development that doesn't actually improve the community."
Mail: 4700 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville, 20781.
"I am not accepting any campaign contributions nor am I displaying signs with my name and clever slogans. I urge all residents to vote."