County supervisors reflected on their past four years of service during the final meeting of their term Dec. 17. Four of the nine supervisors will not be returning in 2020.
County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) lifted the normal time limits to let those members say their public goodbyes. Most remarked on the cooperative spirit of the board, despite differences in political party.
Vice Chairman Ralph M. Buona (R-Ashburn), who chose not to run again, had tallied approximately the number of meetings he attended as a county supervisor.
In November, Loudoun voters tipped the balance of power for political parties on the county board dramatically, reversing a 6-3 Republican majority on the Board of Supervisors. What will change as the government shifts to Democratic control?
“People should not expect really drastic difference,” said re-elected County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large).
A county police department is on the wish-list for the newly re-elected Loudoun County chairwoman.
Democrat Phyllis Randall, re-elected chair of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, floated the idea during a joint media session with incoming supervisors and members of the School Board.
Loudoun County became more blue Tuesday when Phyllis J. Randall won a second term as chair of the Board of Supervisors, beating Republican John C. Whitbeck on a night when Democrats added three seats and claimed the majority on the nine-member county board.
Democrat Phyllis J. Randall’s surprise victory four years ago — in an unusual three-way race — made her the first African American to chair Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors.
Now, Randall is working to build on that success and turn the country’s wealthiest county into a more active voice on issues such as gun violence, climate change and women’s rights, drawing on Loudoun’s growing diversity, frustration over recent racist incidents in schools and opposition to President Trump.
Randall, 54, faces a tough reelection battle against Republican John C. Whitbeck.
Challengers John Whitbeck and Robert Ohneiser—standing on opposite sides of the stage—spent 90 minutes Wednesday in Leesburg making their case to become the next chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
Standing in the middle of the two, incumbent Phyllis Randall laid out why she believes she should be elected to a second four-year term.
The Republican Party of Virginia is truly the party that best represents Virginia’s values, its people and its hope for the future. While the Democratic Party is focused on tired phrases over substance, we are focused on the kitchen table issues critical to Virginia voters, and this is really going to pay off with strong electoral gains in 2015.
The newly elected chairman of the Virginia Republican Party on Saturday promised to stick to GOP principles of fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.
John Whitbeck, a 38-year-old lawyer from Loudoun County, ran on a platform of healing a fissure within the party and expanding its reach through a renewed focus on fundraising.
Democrat Jennifer T. Wexton was sworn in Friday as the new state senator for the 33rd District, the Loudoun County-based seat formerly held by Mark R. Herring, the state’s new attorney general.
The Virginia Senate's Democratic leader, Dick Saslaw, said Wednesday that local Republicans will nominate a “carbon copy” of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the upcoming 33rd Senate District special election.
At a campaign event in Sterling for 33rd District Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton, Saslaw said a candidate like 10th Congressional District Republican Party Chairman John Whitbeck gives Democrats a “bigger target to shoot at” compared with a more moderate Republican like longtime state delegate Joe May.