Rodney Lusk is a Virginia native who attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts [1, 3, 4]. Living in Franconia (formerly the Lee District) for 22 years, Lusk has served as the region’s District Supervisor for the past 3 years [1, 2, 5]. Lusk has participated in several of Fairfax County’s committees; Supervisor Lusk currently serves as Chairman for Public Safety and Secretary Treasurer for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments [1, 3].
Lusk is interested in reforming the police and fire department. As supervisor, Lusk created and passed the ‘Joint Board Matter’ policy, which helped establish the county’s first co-responder program. Lusk has also worked with Fairfax’s Citizen Emergency Response Team to deliver food to impoverished areas [1, 6].
Lusk currently works with several organizations to offer affordable housing to everyone, especially seniors and families. Lusk wants to build and expand a middle class within the Franconia District .
Lusk advocates for proper funding of all schools in Fairfax County. Lusk also believes in teaching the youth leadership and career-technical skills that can help them transition smoothly into their adulthood .
Lusk wants to ensure the protection of the labor force. During his term, he was able to issue an “equity proffer” policy with the goal being that residents wouldn’t face discrimination in the job market and could have access to all job listings created by several developments .
Michele Duell, Education Advocate; Dan Lagana, Planning Commissioner; Yolanda Thompson, Community Advocate; Shirley Ginwright, Former NAACP President; Karlee Renninger, Former MV Dems Chair; David Levine, President/CEO Good Shepard Housing; Dr. Ayman Eldarwish, Political Analyst, Grassroots Organizer; David Temple, Fmr. Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education; NoVA Labor; The Washington Post; International Association of Fire Fighters; CASA in Action; Fairfax Education Association; SEIU Virginia 512; Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association; Baltimore-DC Building Trades; Greater Greater Washington; UNITE HERE Local 25; Keystone Mountain Lakes Carpenters Training Fund; IBEW Local 26; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Lewis Academy Now; Virginia Police Benevolent Foundation; Gerry Connolly, Congressman; Don Beyer, Congressman; Steve Descanso, Commonwealth’s Attorney; Walter Alcorn, Supervisor; Penny Gross, Supervisor; Rachna Sizemore Heizer, Fairfax County School Board; Elaine Tholen, Fairfax County School Board; Sharon Bulovia, Former Chairman; Dana Kauffman, Former Supervisor; Paul Krizek, Delegate; Scott Surovell, State Senator
1 Lusk for Supervisor
2 Fairfax County Government – Lee District Renamed to Franconia
3 Fairfax County Government – About Rodney Lusk
6 Fairfax Now – Joint Board Matter Document