John in the News
"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.' "
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.
On March 25, John sat down with the West End Business Association to discuss issues that impact the business community in the West End.
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.
Read John Chapman's candidate profile in the Alexandria Times, in 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.
"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.”"
""I get emails from people saying, 'I'm fully behind saving affordable housing, but I don't want this development because it's too tall,'" said City Councilman John Taylor Chapman. "That, to me, says we haven't done a great job of educating the people about the tradeoffs in saving affordable housing. Because the height and scale are something of an inevitability. . . . We need to have a serious conversation in the community about that reality.""
"Chapman and Aguirre running for re-election," Alexandria Times, February 4, 2021.
"Chapman is a lifelong Alexandrian who has served on City Council since 2012. He has worked as an educator throughout the region and currently works in Fairfax County Public Schools as a community use program specialist. He also owns and operates Manumission Tour Company, a local Black history tour company, and has served on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Public Safety and Human Services Committee, Eisenhower Partnership Board of Directors and the city’s Gang Prevention Task Force."