Candidate Statements

A New Voice for Council with Deep Community Involvement

Beth Little

My name is Beth Little and I am running for the At-Large seat on the Summit City Council. I’d like to tell you about myself, and why I’ve decided to run.

When my husband and I moved here to raise our family in 2002, I got involved in the community right away. This comes naturally to me. I have been working and giving back my entire adult life.

I worked my way through the University of Virginia, where I received both a bachelors and a law degree. During my time in Charlottesville, I volunteered for a number of community organizations and public interest law clinics. My professional career as a child abuse prosecutor was a natural outgrowth of this passion for public service.  

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Good city government has a strong impact on all of our lives. This became increasingly clear to me last year as I immersed myself in the details of our new Master Plan. As someone who uses the downtown every single day, I am keenly aware of the opportunities to be lost if our city is shaped by the priorities of one point of view. Our downtown can and should offer amenities that attract and welcome all of us. As your Council Member, I can help make that a reality. 

I am particularly qualified to be your voice on Council, for two reasons.  

First, I benefit from an unusually deep and broad experience of what it means to be a Summit resident. My extensive hands-on volunteer work has allowed me to cross paths with my neighbors from all parts of Summit—all ages, all backgrounds. I have run events, programs and organizations that have touched people from every walk of life. This experience is crucial to ensure that our Council represents all of us. 

Second, by training and personal inclination I am a voracious reader, a tireless researcher, and an excellent synthesizer of information. These skills allow me to be truly informed before I make decisions. I don’t come in to a leadership role with a preconceived idea of what an organization needs. And I will not join Council with a preconceived idea of what Summit needs.  

It’s simple. To make good decisions on Council, you have to do your homework on the issues, have an open mind, and have a deep and broad knowledge of the community. This is what I have to offer.  

I look forward to reaching out in the days ahead to begin a dialogue -- sharing my vision for the City and hearing more about yours. Please learn more about me, contact me or support my campaign by visiting

Beth Little

Beth Little is the Democratic candidate for Summit Common Council, At-Large.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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