Amalfi Arias

 

Amalfi, the youngest of 4 siblings, and his parents migrated from Peru, South America to Manassas in 1978. A graduate of Osbourn High School, Amalfi went on to play football at Ferrum College and joined the Marine Corps during the Persian Gulf Crisis of 1990. Amalfi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, concentration in Government from Campbell University and returned to Northern Virginia after his enlistment.

Early in his career, Amalfi worked in the telecommunications industry and was in high demand with startup companies that welcome and encourage ingenuity, hard work, practical and creative approach to problems. This experience and encouraged Amalfi to successfully build his own businesses in North Carolina.

During the recession of 2008, Amalfi looked to move back to Northern Virginia. The primary locations in consideration were Ashburn, Arlington, Fairfax due to the quality of jobs and potential for real estate appreciation.

His hometown was not on the radar until he came across and ultimately bought the iconic “Prescott House”. A home that had been neglected, condemned and scheduled to be demolished. Due to the efforts of the neighborhood, friends, and area support, the beloved gem of Manassas was saved and it is now a source of pride of our city.

This sense of community is why Amalfi stayed in Manassas and was eventually compelled to run for City Council. Amalfi wants to make sure the residents of Manassas feel the same sense of pride that he has for this city and that all have the same or greater opportunities than he did growing up in his beloved hometown. His background and leadership experience bring a unique perspective that provide pragmatic solutions to complex problems.