Matthias Paul Telkamp

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Telkamp has a Computer Support Specialist vocational certificate from the International Business School, where he was also Student Body President. He has worked in Information Technology for 20 years, and is the owner of an IT consulting company called Cutulus [1, 10].

Key Issues

Agriculture

Telkamp supports the agricultural reserve program [7].

Economy

To aid economic development, Telkamp seeks to facilitate and schedule communication between the City Treasurer, Commissioner of the Revenue, and business associations such as the Sandbridge Business Association, Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads, and Black Brand. He plans to coordinate with the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer’s Office to provide educational workshops and guidance to businesses regarding compliance, tax laws, and streamline services [1, 2]. 

Telkamp plans to partner with Virginia’s Minority Business Commission and secretary of commerce, as well as the Virginia Beach Minority Business Council, to establish a SWAM business center in Virginia Beach that can accommodate the minority business community. He supports the UE 111 city employee union calling for collective bargaining, and believes city employees should be paid more [1, 2].

Water

Telkamp plans to address flooding in the southern city [1, 2, 7].

Gun Policy

Telkamp believes that gun policy must be developed by the people affected [1].

Infrastructure

Telkamp plans to complete roads [2].

Mental Health

Telkamp plans to work with social services, as well as behavioral health and psychiatric treatment centers, and turn attention to and prioritize resources for mental health support [1].

Endorsements

314 Action; Democratic Party (in 2020)

Sources

1 WAVY
2 Matthias Paul Telkamp
3 Virginia Department of Elections
4 Ballotpedia
5 VPAP
6 Twitter
7 Princess Anne Independent News
8 The Virginian-Pilot
9 13 News Now
10 Linkedln
11 Facebook
12 Smart Citizen