Leesburg attorney Colonel Tom Mulrine has filed to run against Senator Dick Black in the 13th district. Colonel Mulrine is a 70 year old long time resident of northern Virginia.[read_more]
After graduation from University of Delaware in 1966 Colonel Mulrine entered the army where as a platoon leader in Vietnam he earned two bronze medals. He remained in the military for 30 years.
During his last year in the Army Colonel Mulrine began law school at American University. He now has his own law practice in Leesburg. He is former assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Loudoun and former associate at Venable Law firm. After ten years of practicing law, Colonel Mulrine became President of the Loudoun County Bar association in 2008 where his number one goal was to bring diversity to the group,
“We’ve got a nice mix of men and women, but not so good a mix of Hispanics, or minority-oriented attorneys. So, I think we would try to engage that idea. It’s a little tough because if they’re not here, then they’re not here. I don’t know right now any minority attorneys that aren’t already pretty well known and pretty active in the Bar, but, we’re looking….
“My plan is really to diversify, to try to get us involved, get the membership increased to the extent we can and try and get people more engaged in the pro bono and the legal services side of the house. Just generally be a good member of the community and try to pull together and get headed down the road.”
Colonel Mulrine has had a distinguished career but is a neophyte to politics. He will have an uphill battle in a race against the very popular Senator Dick Black.