An Ashburn Marine Corps veteran hopes to take on one of the most polarizing figures in the Virginia Senate.
Kyle Green has announced plans to seek the Democratic nomination in the state Senate's 13th District, which covers portions of Sterling, Ashburn, western Loudoun County and part of Prince William County.
Concerns about safety and traffic on Route 15 dominated the Board of Supervisors’ business meeting Thursday.
More than a dozen Loudoun residents, including state Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd) and Sen. Dick Black (R-13th), called on the board to endorse widening Route 15 for funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).
State Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) says no Confederate soldiers died fighting for slavery, a comment described by a George Mason University scholar as “at the very least, a misleading overstatement.”
The local lawmaker's statement, sent in an email to Republican colleagues, comes amid a national discussion about race, symbolism and the propriety of Confederate monuments in public places in modern-day America.
The Democrat challenging incumbent Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) is underscoring Higgins' attendance record through nearly four years of board meetings.
Craig Green, a Hamilton Town Council member vying for the Catoctin seat, says Higgins has missed more than 12 percent of the board's general business meetings and his committee meetings. Green said the most common question he gets while campaigning is whether he'll be able to attend the meetings.
This year’s elections for the nine seats on Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors won’t necessarily be the most expensive ever, but they’re still shaping up to be costly endeavors.
Candidates in the countywide race for chairman expect to spend $200,000 to $300,000 on their campaigns, and while the price tags of contests in individual districts will vary, hopefuls are likely, as in previous runs, to fork out tens of thousands of dollars.
The group that railed against the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act ordinance is now turning to Catoctin District candidate Malcolm Baldwin, urging residents to call the Democrat at home and demand that he respond to the American Tradition Partnership survey about the future of the water plan and other national and state issues.