John in the News
"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."