John Thorpe number 1 goal is to reduce crime and stop the amount of gang activity within the city of Burlington. Everyone deserves to be safe in the city they call "home". John will invest in adding more patrol officers to the Burlington City Police, so they can participate in community policing.

   He will work to create economical, sustainable growth, and oppertunities within the city. One of the ways of doing this is by adding a locally owned and operated bank for the people of Burlington. He also want to bring a major museum to the city.

   Thorpe also believes in expanding transportation with more routes, bus stops, longer hours of operation, and a weekend schedule so those people working second shift, and weekends.