George Hirschmann (I) is retired from working at WHSV television station as their Chief Meteorologist. He is running for reelection to the Harrisonburg City Council after first being elected in 2016. According to a WHSV news report, “if re-elected, he will continue to focus on elderly and homeless needs in the city and the needs of teachers and schools,” among other goals. Find more about Mr. Hirschmann on his City Council webpage.
See his response to CAAV’s Questionnaire below the list of questions:
1) Do you support the 50×25 campaign?
2) How would you implement the 3 goals of the 50×25 campaign?
3) What would you do to increase or facilitate the adoption of renewable energies or solar in City and School buildings?
4) How would you prioritize city and state resources for addressing environmental justice concerns, specifically energy efficiency for low income housing?
5) What do you think about recycling?
6) Is there anything Harrisonburg can do to reduce transportation emissions, the largest sector of climate change emissions in VA and the United States?
I believe in science and the fact that humans have an effect on the environment. As your Councilman I support recycling, the efforts the Harrisonburg Electric Commission is making for solar, and I support improving connectivity within the city for waking and bicycle use. We must continue to clean Blacks Run and the Shenandoah River. I believe we should continue working with JMU and innovators at the University to combat pollution and Climate Change. Rain barrels have popped up across the city which has helped with saving water and sustainable gardening.
During my four years on council I am proud of my Independent record and ability to work with all groups in the city to make Harrisonburg a more inclusive community with equity for all. Please visit my website for more information and contact me directly. Please remember social distancing and to wear a mask to protect our vulnerable community members.
It is an honor to serve you and the people of Harrisonburg,
Councilman George Hirschmann