Learn About Mayor Bill Euille
Investing In Education
Bill Euille has never forgotten that education was the key to his own success. As Mayor, he’s working to make sure every child has access to a quality pre-K education, regardless of income, so they can have a head start in school. Bill oversaw reconstruction of TC Williams High School, and built the first new elementary school in over thirty years – and he created a Safe Streets Program to make sure every child can feel safe walking to and from school.
An Economy That Works For Everyone
As Mayor of Alexandria, Bill Euille has found innovative ways to improve the economy without leaving anyone behind. As Bill has worked to attract businesses and development to the region, he has also worked to preserve affordable housing, signed into law Northern Virginia’s first living wage law, and invested in education for every child. Because as we grow Northern Virginia’s economy, everyone should be part of our success.
Improving Affordable Housing
Bill Euille was raised by a single mother in an Alexandria public housing project. And as Mayor, he worked to turn that same housing project into the first-of-its-kind mixed income housing development – improving the neighborhood, while preserving affordable housing for the next generation. And as he works to attract new housing developments to the region, Mayor Euille has fought to make sure they also include affordable housing – so everyone can be part of our success.
Increasing the Minimum Wage
No one who works a full time job in America should live below the poverty line. As Mayor of Alexandria, Bill Euille signed into law Virginia’s first living wage law, which encouraged private sector companies to pay their employees more. In Congress, he’ll support raising the federal minimum wage to over ten dollars an hour.
Helping Small Businesses Grow
Bill Euille understands that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. As an entrepreneur himself, Bill Euille ran a small business that employed 25 people – and was named “Small Business Person of the Year” by the US Small Business Administration. As Alexandria Mayor, Bill has worked to help emerging small businesses secure the capital they need to grow and thrive.
Making Our Neighborhoods Safer
As Mayor of Alexandria, Bill has expanded community-policing efforts and established a Safe Streets Program, which helps kids get to and from school safely. He has worked to expand domestic violence prevention programs in our community. And Bill Euille is a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In Congress, Bill will stand strong against the NRA and others who enable the flood of illegal guns into our communities, putting all of us at risk.
Protecting Social Security And Medicare
Bill Euille understands that many of us count on Medicare and Social Security – and have paid into them with every paycheck. It is not fair for Republicans in Congress to reduce benefits or risk Social Security in the stock market. In Congress, Bill will fight to protect Social Security and Medicare because every American who has worked a lifetime and paid into the system deserves a secure retirement.