Sen. George Barker represents six precincts in Alexandria's West End, and has long been a voice for the issues important to Alexandria residents – from environmental protections to expanding transit options to keeping a check on the extremist legislation regularly passed by the House of Delegates.
Solving BRAC-related transportation problems at the Mark Center site is of vital importance to the City – as well as to all of Northern Virginia. Sen. Barker opposed the Seminary Road relocation since before he was elected to the Senate, and as head of Fairfax County's Transportation Commission, he advised selecting alternate locations over the objections of the federal government.
Because the federal government was unresponsive to these concerns, the Mark Center site will create huge transportation problems and reduce the number of employees using transit. George strongly supports efforts to get federal funding to address the potential traffic nightmare and delay use of the Mark Center building for as many employees as possible.
George has worked closely with Alexandria Hospital and the city's community health center in his career as a health care consultant. He and his wife, Jane, were also foster parents for Alexandria, caring for 13 kids in addition to their own two children. You can regularly catch Sen. Barker around the West End at town hall meetings at the Beatley Library, knocking on constituents' doors in Cameron Station, or at community events like the Taney Avenue Yard Sale.