King is in; York is out; Buona and others “assessing risk”

Longtime political activist and Leesburg attorney, Charles King announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Within hours of Leesburg Today breaking the news of King’s candidacy, current Chairman Scott York, who had already announced his intentions to seek reelection, dropped out of the race. Although many people… More King is in; York is out; Buona and others “assessing risk”

Wexton Compares “Tea Party Republicans” to Rapists

Democrat Jennifer Wexton, who is running in the 33rd State Senate Dist. to represent parts of Loudoun and Fairfax counties in the General Assembly, is airing a TV ad that more than just raises a few eyebrows. A woman assaulted at night by the reservoir. Another by an intruder who forced his way in through… More Wexton Compares “Tea Party Republicans” to Rapists

Why John Whitbeck is the Best Candidate in the 33rd Senate District and Why You Should Care

Two Republican candidates are running for the nomination in the district Senator Mark Herring will vacate if he wins the recount for Attorney General. Voters in the 33rd Senate district will make their choice in a Mass Meeting to be held on Monday, December 16th, at Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Avenue, Sterling,… More Why John Whitbeck is the Best Candidate in the 33rd Senate District and Why You Should Care

Maybe Jennifer Wexton Can Buy Dave Marsden’s Old Futon

Loudoun and Fairfax Democrats plan to nominate their candidate for the 33rd State Senate Dist. currently occupied by Mark Herring this Saturday.  Never mind that Herring is still in office.  Never mind that Virginia has yet to certify the results of the election for Attorney General.  Never mind that with only 164 votes separating Herring… More Maybe Jennifer Wexton Can Buy Dave Marsden’s Old Futon

Kudos to LoCo Sup. Matt Letourneau for being a team player

Loudoun County Supervisor Matt Letourneau is hereby imparted with the Thor’s Hammer seal of approval for being such a team player.  Matt sent out the following email last night not to tout or raise money for himself, but to bolster the candidacy of another. A Message from Supervisor Matt Letourneau Dear Neighbor, It has been… More Kudos to LoCo Sup. Matt Letourneau for being a team player

VDOT Spending Taxpayer Money to Lobby Virginia Taxpayers for the Bi-county Parkway

Why is VDOT spending taxpayer money to lobby Virginia taxpayers by setting up a website advocating for the Bi-county Parkway (bicountyparkway.org) and advertising said web site on the radio on WMAL in DC during traffic reports as they did this morning? Interesting to note that VDOT’s latest rationale for the Bi-county Parkway (both online and… More VDOT Spending Taxpayer Money to Lobby Virginia Taxpayers for the Bi-county Parkway

Loudoun County Republicans Love Eugene Delgaudio!

Just as republicans in the General Assembly grossly underestimated republican outrage after their vote for the largest tax increase in the history of the Commonwealth, so did the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors underestimate republican outrage over their vote on Wednesday night to censure one of their own, Eugene Delgaudio, and remove the funds to… More Loudoun County Republicans Love Eugene Delgaudio!

BIG win for democrats, Scott York, and RINOs in Loudoun!

Tonight the Loudoun Board of Supervisors voted to censure Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, remove him from all committees for the remainder of his term, and remove all funds for his office and staff.  His young aide, who has nothing to do with any allegations against Delgaudio, is out of a job.   Citizens in the Sterling… More BIG win for democrats, Scott York, and RINOs in Loudoun!

Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio Witch Hunt Yields Nothing

After a Special Grand Jury investigation  lasting over 6 months interviewing 31 witnesses and hundreds of pages of material, no charges will be brought against Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio. At the end of the investigation the Arlington Commonwealth Attorney Theo Stamos,  who was in charge of proceedings, declined to ask the Grand Jury to hand… More Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio Witch Hunt Yields Nothing

And so it Begins…….Smears and Mudslinging in Loudoun County

In Fairfax they call Loudoun County the Wild West.  There’s good reason for that characterization.  Politics in Loudoun is a wild, take-no-prisoners, sport.  So it comes as no surprise that within days of David LaRock announcing that he would mount a primary campaign against Joe May to be delegate from Virginia’s 33rd delegate district, the mudslinging… More And so it Begins…….Smears and Mudslinging in Loudoun County

Never Forget! These Virginia Republicans sold us out!

These republicans voted for the transportation bill that will cost us all of us billions of dollars.  Do NOT forget these ‘representatives’ who failed to represent the people of Virginia.  Every single one of them needs to face a primary.  Start looking for candidates now! House of Delegates: Dave Albo (42), John Cosgrove (78), Kirk… More Never Forget! These Virginia Republicans sold us out!

Senate Bill Seeks To Allow Local Income Taxes Without Referenda

According to The Derecho, state Sen. Walter Stosch is at it again, this time with SB 1313.  This bill would remove the requirement for those localities permitted to institute local income taxes to put such measures to a referendum of the voters.  (And here we thought Del. Dave Albo’s local food and bevereage sales tax… More Senate Bill Seeks To Allow Local Income Taxes Without Referenda

How much worse can DC Metro get?

I see near constant complaints about Metro on numerous websites.  Wednesday’s fire near the Anacostia station stranded several trains, and hundreds of people, in the dark under the river for hours.  This personal account from an Atlantic article  is worth a read, especially for those in Fairfax and Loudoun who couldn’t wait to commit BILLIONS… More How much worse can DC Metro get?

What is Scott York doing to Eugene Delgaudio? And Why?

(photo courtesy of the Loudoun-Times Mirror) Earlier this week Loudoun Board Chairman Scott York stripped Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio of all committee assignments.  Supervisor Delgaudio was previously on two of the four standing committees and he has been elected to the board 4 times.  Once again, Chairman York is making it clear that he would prefer… More What is Scott York doing to Eugene Delgaudio? And Why?

Janet Clarke Stepping Down as Vice Chair in Loudoun

UPDATE:  A reliable source tells me that Shawn Williams will be the new Vice Chair because York wants to thank him for his help in getting metro passed.    Damning with faint praise. Janet Clarke announced this week that she will not be vice chairman of the board in Loudoun for 2013.  More here.  This a… More Janet Clarke Stepping Down as Vice Chair in Loudoun