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PW digital gateway opponent launches bid for county chair

...[R]ecent land-use decisions by the board of supervisors have Jefferson worried that overdevelopment – particularly the numerous data centers recently approved by the board’s Democratic majority – could make Prince William County unlivable. That’s why Jefferson is challenging Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Wheeler, a fellow Democrat, in the June 20 primary.

“I understand the need to grow. I understand the desire to bring in more revenue,” Jefferson said. “But there's a saying: Not all money is good money. … True leadership requires you to learn when to say ‘no.’” Jefferson said she is especially concerned about the Prince William Digital Gateway, which would open 2,139 acres adjacent to the Manassas National Battlefield Park to data center development...


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