“Portsmouth needs to break from the past.
We need new voices, we need new ideas, and we need new perspectives. This city needs a ‘newcomer’ to change things around.
My only agenda is to move Portsmouth forward with vision, leadership, integrity, and transparency.” – James Sturdevant
It’s time to make the City a business friendly environment where new businesses will build and relocate, bringing new sustainable wage jobs to our citizens. This will create an environment where companies will want to build new brick and mortar facilities producing new revenue opportunities for Portsmouth.
Integrity & Transparency
I will avoid any situation that places the City or me in a position where ethics or integrity could be questioned.
Any closed door Council session will be held very closely to established State of Virginia guidelines and where possible the subject will be announced in advance.
I will represent Portsmouth in a clear, concise, and professional manner. I will lead efforts to establish better relationships with the entire City Council. I will reach out to our Virginia State Legislative delegation and our U.S. Senators and Representatives that may assist us in increasing our visibility in Richmond and Washington D.C.