It was very interesting that within 7 hours of Charles King’s announcement in Leesburg Today that he would seek the Republican nomination for Chairman of the Board, Scott York announced that he would not seek re-election. Ummmm……just a coincidence, I’m sure.[read_more] In a statement to the Loudoun Times Mirror King said he is running because,
“because it’s time for a change in county government.”
“I think local government needs to be less partisan, and I think the chairman needs to take a less confrontational approach,”
Some of the current Board members are also considering a run for Chairman. First in line is Ralph Buona who will decide this weekend if he will give up a safe seat to risk it all and run for chair. Should he decide not to run, Sean Williams is next in line, followed by Matt Letourneau. No word on Suzanne Volpe’s intentions. She has a democrat challenger in a less than safe seat for Republicans.
It is likely that Loudoun Republicans will chose a convention to nominate our candidates. That will be decided at the LCRC meeting later this month. Charles King has the best chance of winning the nomination in that format. He will face democrat Phyllis Randall in the general election in November.
More on the story from our friends at VirginiaVirtucon.com.