Loudoun County Board Chairman Scott K. York (I) was defeated by Democrat Phyllis J. Randall on Tuesday in a three-way race, ending his two-decade career in the government of one of the nation’s richest counties.
Also swept out of office was Sterling Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio (R), a conservative firebrand who survived a recall effort last year.
In commanding fashion, Democrat Phyllis Randall defeated incumbent Loudoun County Chairman Scott York Nov. 3 to become the first new chairperson of the Board of Supervisors in the 21st century.
Randall stunned local political observers by toppling the four-term incumbent York, Republican Charlie King and independent Tom Bellanca. With nearly 70,000 ballots cast and all precincts reporting, Randall held 24,613 votes to York's 19,891, King's 18,918 and Bellanca's 1,973.
After months of intense politicking, barb-trading, voters' forums and candidate questionnaires, several clear contrasts have emerged among the four people hoping to lead Loudoun's Board of Supervisors for the next four years.
Next Tuesday, voters countywide will decide whether incumbent Scott York is deserving of a fifth term, or whether it's time to hand the reins to Democrat Phyllis Randall, Republican Charlie King or independent Tom Bellanca.
A special prosecutor assigned to investigate a complaint about Scott K. York’s campaign finances has found nothing amiss in the Loudoun County chairman’s disclosures.
Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos said Tuesday that “bottom line: there’s nothing here.”
Arlington County Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos (D) has closed her investigation into Loudoun Chairman Scott York's (R) campaign finance reports, Stamos told the Times-Mirror Sept. 29.
"The bottom line is there is no 'there' there," Stamos said.
In hopes of securing four more years representing Loudoun County's 360,000 residents, Chairman Scott York (R) and Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) have enlisted the services of a man who has spent more than 60 months in prison.
But York and Chapman aren't alone in putting Brian Reynolds' company on their payroll. Incumbent state Sen. Dick Black (R-13th), Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman (R), Treasurer Roger Zurn (R) and a number of other GOP candidates have tapped Reynolds' DesignB studios for campaign websites, literature and political consulting.
Democratic candidates in Loudoun County supervisor races are claiming the Republican incumbents are campaigning on the county dime -- to the tune of $60,000.
Four Democratic candidates -- Phyllis Randall for countywide chair, Andrew Resnick for Algonkian District, Koran Saines in Sterling and Anjan Chimaladinne in Dulles -- say the board's Sept. 2 vote to approve spending county funds on a transportation project mailer was a “brazenly political” move.
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.
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.
Fervid statements on immigration from Phyllis Randall, the Democrat running in this year's Loudoun Board of Supervisors chairman's race, earned scrutiny from leading Virginia Senate Democrats in late 2013, when Randall was exploring running for the General Assembly's upper chamber.
Randall's remarks, which were made nearly nine years ago, include stating she is “radically anti-illegal immigration” and that she's “all for deportation whenever possible.”