November 3rd, 2015, was a momentous day for Loudoun County. Voters in our County recognized that it was time for new leadership. Phyllis Randall is the first African-American woman to be elected Chair of the Board of Supervisors statewide, and she is joined by Koran Saines who won in Sterling. Together they bring historic diversity to our County government and representation of our county’s growing population.
Both ousted four-term incumbents, Scott York and Eugene Delgaudio, from the Board of Supervisors.
Phyllis Randall was elected as Chair to the Board of Supervisors, defeating Mr. York, and Koran Saines ousted Mr. Delgaudio in Sterling, who is the only elected official in the nation who has been recognized as running a hate group.
Loudouners knew the ethical challenges for the now outgoing Supervisors. Mr. York and Mr. Delgaudio have misrepresented Loudoun for too long. Last night that came to an end. The voters have spoken.
Democrats had several other victories at the local level as well.
In Leesburg, Mayor Kristen Umstattd was elected Supervisor where she can continue to defend the interests of Town with a strong voice.
On the School Board- in Sterling, Brenda Sheridan was re-elected, and Tom Marshall and Joy Maloney won in Leesburg and Broad Run, respectively, defeating conservative incumbents.
John Flannery was elected to the Soil and Water Conservation Board.
At the state level Loudoun Democratic representation also expanded.
State Senator Jennifer Wexton, in the 33rd District, handily won re-election, and was a strong leader for a ticket this year.
State Senator Barbara Favola, from the 31st District, clearly won re-election, including in Loudoun, and will continue to be a progressive champion in the Senate.
Delegate Kathleen Murphy, from the 34th District, was re-elected – winning Loudoun – and will continue to fight for gun control and education.
John Bell and Jennifer Boysko, in the 87th and 86th House of Delegates races respectively, both won, increasing the number Democrats in Richmond and breaking the super majority in House.
“Congratulations to all our candidates who had victories last night. We, Loudoun Democrats, ran a diverse and united slate of talented men and women. They all stepped up to serve and advocate for their communities and we’re proud of each and every one of them,” said Valerie Suzdak, Chair of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee.