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VaNews for 2015 Loudoun County Supervisor Chairperson (At Large) - Regular Primary

After Williams arrest, Chairman York caught in the political crosshairs

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

In early February, Loudoun County Supervisor Shawn Williams was considered by many the odds-on favorite to be the county's next chairman. On Sunday morning, Williams was sobering up in a Loudoun County Adult Detention Center jail cell.

VaNews September 9, 2015

Shawn Williams resigns as Loudoun County supervisor following Sunday-morning arrest

By CRYSTAL OWENS AND TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Loudoun County Supervisor Shawn M. Williams, 44, was arrested this morning and charged with simple assault and unlawful entry after he allegedly pushed his way into a neighbor's home in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

VaNews September 7, 2015

Loudoun board member quits race for chairman after legal woes surface

By PERRY STEIN AND CAITLIN GIBSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A member of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors who was seeking the board chairmanship dropped out of the contest Monday following revelations of an extensive record of legal troubles, including multiple DUI arrests and domestic incidents at his home. Shawn Williams, vice chairman of the county board, revealed in a statement published over the weekend by Leesburg Today that he has had “multiple arrests” for driving under the influence.

VaNews February 24, 2015

Board Vice Chairman Shawn Williams enters race for county board chairman

By CAITLIN GIBSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Shawn M. Williams last week became the latest candidate to enter the race for chairman of the board in the November election. Williams (R-Broad Run) said Monday that he would seek the Republican nomination for the seat, which will be vacated by Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) at the end of his current term. After declaring last year that he would seek a fifth term in office, York reversed course last month and announced that he would not seek the chairmanship again.

VaNews February 9, 2015