John in the News

Alexandria Times Endorsements, Alexandria Times, May 27, 2021

"With Del Pepper's decision to not seek re-election, John Chapman, at age 40, is the longest-tenured member of City Council, having been elected in 2012. Chapman's knowledge of city issues, his intelligence and his ability to bring different sectors of the city together are all invaluable. Chapman has evolved into one of the most significant and visible Black residents of Alexandria, alongside leaders like Alfred Street Baptist Church pastor Howard-John Wesley, Alexandria Black History Museum Director Audrey Davis and former Mayor Bill Euille. Though his votes are invariably in favor of development projects, Chapman engages with local residents on contentious issues more than most members of council."

John Taylor Chapman, "My View with John Chapman: Why I’m running for council," Alexandria Times, May 13, 2021

Read John's op-ed on why I'm running for re-election to the Alexandria City Council. 

Tenants and Workers United City Council Candidates Forum, May 13, 2021

In case you missed it, you can rewatch the TWU City Council Candidates Forum on Facebook. For clips of John's answers, check out this Twitter thread
























Z-TV Interview, "Virginia Amos & John T Chapman: Meet the Candidate," May 12, 2021

Watch John's interview with Virginia Amos on Z-TV.

Jacqueline Burrell, "City Councilman John Chapman Celebrates Mother's Day: The Women Who've Influenced Him," Concerned Citizen Network of Alexandria, May 7

Read about the women who have influenced John in his life in this special Mother's Day tribute.

Vernon Miles, "Stopping Midstream: City Council sends Taylor Run and Strawberry Run Stream projects back for further study," ALX Now, April 28, 2021. 

"Testing Taylor Run’s water for phosphates, staff said, could take two-to-three months to get reliable results. But the city council — led by urging from members Amy Jackson and John Chapman — agreed to take that time to do the studies and get a better picture of the pollutant levels in Taylor Run and Strawberry Run."​

Group of more than 40 Community Leaders Endorse Mayor Justin Wilson, Councilman John Taylor Chapman, Councilman Canek Aguirre, Alyia Gaskins, and Kirk McPike.

"For Council we strongly endorse Councilman John Taylor Chapman, Councilman Canek Aguirre, Alyia Gaskins, and Kirk McPike. These candidates have demonstrated the characteristics of public service and leadership that are needed to pass the test still to come. They have a range of backgrounds and ideas, and are capable of consensus building and working together in ways that will continue to move Alexandria forward."

Michael Lee Pope, "Lucky Thirteen: June 8 primary will feature more than a dozen Democrats running for six seats," Alexandria Gazette, April 7, 2021

"As Alexandria comes out of the pandemic, Chapman says he wants to expand access to early childhood education and out-of-school opportunities. 'We all know they've experienced learning loss and hardships,' said Chapman. 'So we need to do what we can to try to get them caught back up.' "

James Cullem, "John Taylor Chapman wants a West End Service Center… and to be mayor someday," ALX Now, March 30, 2021


Read John's interview with ALX Times in which he discusses the West End, affordable housing, and how he's willing to vote against his colleagues.

West End Business Association Interview, March 25, 2021

On March 25, John sat down with the West End Business Association to discuss issues that impact the business community in the West End. 

John Reid, "The Collective PAC Endorses Four Local Virginia Leaders," PWPerspective, March 25, 2021

The Collective PAC, the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political representation and power across all levels of government, has endorsed John Chapman for Alexandria City Council.

Cody Mello-Klein, "Candidate profile: John Chapman eyes fourth council term," Alexandria Times, March 18, 2021

Read John Chapman's candidate profile in the Alexandria Timesin which John outlines his priorities for the future, addresses head on some of the more controversial issues from this term, and invites a debate on issues facing the city that we can tackle together. 

"Black History: Sen. Mark Warner Gets ‘Manumission’ Tour in Old Town," ALX Now February 22, 2021.

"U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has lived in Old Town for 35 years, and on a freezing Monday morning he learned about the lives of enslaved and free Blacks via a tour with Alexandria City Councilman John Taylor Chapman. “We have to tell the whole story — the good, the bad, the ugly,” Warner told ALXnow. “I’ve lived in Alexandria for 35 years and I’m hearing some of these stories for the first time.”"