Provided by Friends of Yesli Vega
Yesli Vega, a military wife, mother, former police officer, and Prince William County Sheriff’s deputy announced her campaign for the Prince William County Board of Supervisors Coles Magisterial District. If elected, Yesli would serve as the first minority representative in the history of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
Born in Texas, Yesli was raised in Northern Virginia and graduated from Annandale High School. It was here that Yesli’s parents instilled in her the values of hard work, faith in God, and love of country.
Yesli started with the Alexandria Police Department on the “street beat” as a patrol officer and later became a Field Training Officer, certified Hostage Negotiator, and served on the Crisis Intervention Team. She also oversaw department spending which helped hard-working taxpayers by reducing wasteful spending.
Said Vega, “First, as a former law enforcement officer, public safety and protecting the citizens of Prince William County will be one of my top priorities. Second, we must reduce the tax burden on our homeowners by broadening our tax base with policies that attract more businesses to the county. There’s no reason our hard-working homeowners should have to pay the highest real estate taxes of any county in the region.
“Finally, the growth at-all-costs strategy towards development we’ve seen over the last decade must be replaced with a more balanced approach that respects the wishes of our neighbors. Hour-long work commutes and overcrowded schools are only two consequences of past decisions. Prince William County is a great place to live and raise a family, but we must elect citizen legislators who puts the interest of the public over their own private interests when it comes to development.”
In addition to her career in law enforcement, Yesli has served the Prince William community as a mentor to at-risk youth through the Cal Ripken Foundation’s “Badges for Baseball” program. She has also coached her daughter’s youth soccer teams, and volunteers with Special Olympics, Girl Scouts, and “Santa Cops.”
Yesli is a graduate of American Military University and the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. She resides in the Coles District with her husband, Rene, and their two children who attend Prince William County public schools.