The rampant rumors that former Loudoun Sheriff Steve Simpson is considering a run for sheriff as an Independent are true. When contacted today Sheriff Simpson said,[read_more]
Yes, I am considering a run for office after an outpouring of people asking (nearly begging) me to do so. The morale in the Sheriff’s office is at an all time low and many of those employees are encouraging me to run. They tell me they cannot face another 4 years under the current Sheriff.
The outpouring of support for a run has been huge from sheriff’s employees, as well as activists in both the Republican and Democratic parties. More Democrats are asking me to run after the recent self destruction of the Democratic candidate.
The recent Republican convention where Sheriff Chapman won by only 5 or 6 votes shows that many Republicans are not happy with Chapman as sheriff. Many of those people have contacted me asking me to run and give voters an alternative to Sheriff Chapman.
I have large numbers people on both sides of the aisle pushing me to consider a run as well as a large number of employees in the sheriff’s office. So I am entertaining the idea and will make the decision very soon.
Former Sheriff Simpson has until June 9th to declare his candidacy and file the necessary petitions to be on the ballot in November. He needs 125 petition signatures.
More on the former Sheriff’s history in Loudoun county here.