Jeremy McPike has lived in Prince William County for nearly 40 years, attending Elizabeth Vaughn Elementary, Fred Lynn Middle and graduating from Gar-Field High School. He and his wife Sharon live in Dale City with their three daughters. Jeremy paid for expenses through college working as a construction laborer, and eventually worked his way up to construction superintendent. For the last 15 years, he has worked for the City of Alexandria, using his experience in construction management to make sure public building projects come in on time and on budget. While working for the city, he was selected to the Northern Virginia Fellows Program at George Mason University and earned a Master of Public Administration. He currently serves as the Director of General Services, where he leads a department of 67 employees. He has extensive experience in local government leadership, establishing SNAP/EBT programs at local Farmers’ Markets, gleaning programs so healthy foods can reach the most vulnerable, animal shelter operations, public private partnerships, and establishment of environmentally friendly green building policies.
Jeremy has served our community over the last 16 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department. For his years of dedicated service, he has been honored with Life Membership with the fire department. He helped found the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department Foundation, well known for their Santa visits to kids fighting cancer in our area, and currently serves as its president.
Like many of us, I spend more than two hours of each workday just getting to and from work. The hours we spend sitting in traffic take us away from our families every day, and cost millions of dollars in productivity every year.
That’s why yesterday, I stood before the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) to call for its support of two key projects that would significantly alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety for motorists and pedestrians across the region.
Last night at the Manassas City Council meeting, I joined a room full of other women's rights advocates to speak out against a proposed zoning ordinance that would restrict access to critical health services for countless women in our area.
Not only are these TRAP laws unnecessary for the health and safety of patients, but by blocking access to safe and legal providers of cancer screenings, abortion services, and the testing and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, these laws represent a direct threat to women's health.