Republicans Switch Ashburn District Supervisor Candidate with Right-Wing Extremist

Contact: Lissa Savaglio
Chair Loudoun County Democratic Committee
chair@loudoundemocrats.org
571.278.7159

Republicans Switch Ashburn District Supervisor Candidate with Right-Wing Extremist

Leesburg, VA, July 16, 2019 – The Loudoun County Republican Committee has proven how out of touch they are with voters by replacing Rich McMunn with former Supervisor Mick Staton for the Ashburn District Supervisor seat. Staton shares the same right-wing extremist values as his father-in-law Senator Dick Black.

Staton served on the Board of Supervisors from 2003-2007, at a time when reckless growth was approved – fueled by special interest donations and conflicts of interest, to such an extent that the FBI investigated the County.

In coordination with Senator Black, Mick Staton has lobbied against the ERA, against raising the minimum wage and protections for workers, against gun safety, and other core values a majority of Loudoun voters share.

This year when the School Board added a non-discrimination policy for LGBTQ students, Mick Staton, as an author on The Bull Elephant, wrote an article titled “Loudoun Schools Embrace Mental Illness.” (The Bull Elephant, February 28, 2019, http://thebullelephant.com/loudoun-schools-endorse-mental-illness/). This is one of several hate-filled blog posts on The Bull Elephant by Staton.

“Residents in Loudoun do not want someone who symbolizes divisiveness and hatred representing them,” stated Chair Lissa Savaglio, “Mick Staton shares the values of Senator Dick Black, Corey Stewart, and Delegate Dave LaRock. Loudoun deserves more in a representative and we will do better.”

Loudoun County Democrats Elect a New Chair and Vice-Chair

Contact: Lissa Savaglio
Chair Loudoun County Democratic Committee
chair@loudoundemocrats.org
571.278.7159

Loudoun County Democrats Elect a New Chair and Vice-Chair

Leesburg, VA, July 12th, 2019 – At the Loudoun County Democratic Committee’s July membership meeting LCDC elected Chair Lissa Savaglio and Vice-Chair Rey Cheatham Banks. For the first time, LCDC will now have three women leading the Committee with Lissa and Rey joining Vice Chair Shelley Tamres and the other Officers. At a time when women are still fighting on local, state, and national levels for protections against domestic and sexual abuse, equal pay, and equal rights- LCDC’s women leaders are in touch with an energized base of the Democratic Party who are ready for major change in November.

“Democrats are poised to flip the General Assembly and Loudoun in November,” said Chair Savaglio, “Voters are frustrated and tired of backward thinking that doesn’t fund schools, doesn’t give equal protection to women, and doesn’t provide basic gun safety protections to families.”

“LCDC has a strong slate of nominated and endorsed candidates to compete across the board,” Vice-Chair Banks continued, “Our shared values and outreach into all communities across Loudoun County ensures we are in touch with voters and that extreme right values will not succeed.”

Vice-Chair Tamres stated, “I am thrilled to be joined by two other strong women leaders to lead this committee to win on November 5th.” David Bauer continues as Secretary and Robert Latham will continue as Treasurer of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee.