Your Commissioner of Revenue should work for YOU
Ben will start by eliminating the antiquated, anti-jobs, unfair BPOL tax
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Ben Loyola for Commissioner of the Revenue
1) It taxes based on gross receipts, not net revenue or profit. Struggling businesses pay the same as wealthy ones.
2) It picks winners and losers. There are at least 14 exempted types of businesses, like newspapers, television and radio stations.
3) There are different tax rates for different businesses.
For 20 years, the current Commissioner of Revenue has sat unopposed. As the Republican nominee, I will make the Commissioner's office a pro-business and pro-taxpayer office, not the Candidate-recruitment center for the Democrat Party.
I will work on revitalizing and modernizing the Commissioner of the Revenue's office with a focus of Accountability, Transparency and Customer Service, and make the Commissioner's office a PRO-BUSINESS office to make job creation easier.
Born in Havana Cuba, grew up in Miami Florida and resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia since 1985
U.S. Naval Academy 1983 graduate with Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering
Commissioned an Officer in the US Navy, May 1983. Became Naval Flight Officer for the A-6 Intruder.
Aviation experience consists of 928 flight hours in 8 different aircraft including the A-6 Intruder TA-4 Skyhawk and T-2 Buckeye.
Completed 256 carrier landings on the USS Saratoga and USS America.
Commanding Officer of the NR Commander Naval Forces South, Roosevelt Roads Naval Base, Puerto Rico.
Retired US Navy Captain 2013, after 30 years of service.
Founder and President, Loyola Enterprises Inc., an engineering services contracting firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Loyola Enterprises Inc. has become a leading engineering services providing Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Modeling and Simulation, and Audio-Visual systems design, sales, installation, and training.
Received the 1995 Tidewater Regional Small Business of the Year Award.
Received the Small Business Administration 8(a) certification in 1996 and graduated in 2005.
Virginia’s Top Fantastic 50 Companies in 1996 by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
President - Indian River Plantation Community Association
Chairman - Back Bay Amateur Astronomy Association Scholarship Committee. (2004-Pres)
Chairman, St John’s Catholic School Board (2016-Pres)
Commissioner - Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission (2012–2018)
Board Member/Vice-Chairman - Commonwealth of Virginia Public School Authority (2012-2018)
Board Member Old Dominion University Virginia Modeling Analysis & Simulation Center (VMASC). (2001- 2006)
Board Member of the Emergency Management Training, Analysis & Simulation Center (EMTASC) (2005-2008)
Board Member of the Virginia Ballet(2001-2004)
Ben is married to Gretchen Loyola. Gretchen is an accomplished musician who plays violin in a Quartet and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and is a Physician Assistant with a Cardiovascular Specialty.
They have a daughter, Isabel, 11 and Josefina, 9.
Ben and his family are members of Saint John Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.
You can count on Ben Loyola to return the Commissioner's office to one of service to taxpayers and businesses that will put YOU ahead of politics.
2021 will be a great year for Virginia Beach. It's time to modernize and bring SERVICE back to public service. As a veteran, a business owner and taxpayer, I'll always put YOU first. Support our campaign and vote on November 2nd. Sign up to hear from us about special events.