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.
[…] the convention, and afterward lauded in social media and elsewhere the fact that Steve Simpson was jumping from the Republican fold to run as an Independent against Chapman. The, uh, “pledge” be […]
[…] Steve Simpson was welcomed back onto the LCRC, and allowed to vote at the convention, and there are strong suggestions he has LCRC supporters. He said himself: […]
[…] Two days ago we learned that disgraced Supervisor Shawn Williams is circulating petitions to run for Chairman of the Board as an Independent. The next day the Loudoun County Republican Committee sent out a sharp criticism, not of Shawn Williams, but of Steve Simpson, a likely candidate to run for sheriff, as we reported two weeks ago. Huh? […]
Loudoun County could not do better than chose a man with a proven record.
Its obvious the convention got their selection wrong and people just need to write in Eric Noble on November 3rd.
Write-ins are a wasted vote, always.
Agreed. Just making a point that not everyone bought into the lies and support to remove Chapman still exists.
There are other people on the ballot. Just sayin’……….
[…] reported today at The Bull Elephant, Simpson says he is being encouraged by members of both parties. Simpson says “many” […]
This is the best political news in Loudoun County in a very long time.
I’ve heard that from several people today.
” Going back” to Simpson would in reality be exactly what the LCSO needs most right now. He is a leader who cares more about others than himself.