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Preface:   As of this time, I have not been given the decency of any type of response from the other candidates for this race.  I will give them a while longer.  I ask the candidates to stand by their remarks and that is the response I am receiving.  That is conviction and speaks loudly.  Bravo.

 NVTH:  What do you feel is one of your greatest attributes that you believe your opponents are lacking?

 Delgaudio:  One of the greatest attributes is the “total skill level” which includes:

Experience. I have learned how to work with elected leaders on the board and at all the many levels of government. When crime threatened to overwhelm Sterling and Loudoun, it took every bit of teamwork to summon federal, state and local efforts including various elements of the news media with a genuine partnership with hundreds of citizens. Sterling united and turned it all around.

Accessibility. I am able to attend 99 per cent of the frequent meetings of the board of supervisor over the past 12 years and respond to emergencies. My regular job as president of a non-profit allows me to do both jobs.

Accountability. I work every day on Sterling issues and am able to
respond to all my responsibilities using the internet, familiarity with
existing problems and knowing many people and their particular projects or issues.  Many people know I am making progress as I can on issues that would take others longer or not even be able to grapple with some of the issues.

Performance. I have routinely proposed legislation that solves and beats back problems. Even with the hardest of concepts or threats, I have worked with proven methods. One example of a dozen would be the tall grass ordinance which overnight solved a problem of abandoned or fore-closed houses having out of control grass.

NVTH:  An out of control school budget, a multitude of new roads and improved ones, concessions towards businesses and even an over-budget metro system soon to arrive have not been able to bring business to Loudoun.  How do you propose to get business here, where unemployment will drop and the tax-monkey will start being relieved from the backs of residents?
Delgaudio:   There is an 80 -20 split with residential housing paying 80 per cent of the revenues and commercial properties paying 20 per cent of the Loudoun County revenues. I am honored by being credited with bringing minor league baseball to Loudoun and their partnership with the Kincora proposal is an example of a significant cultural turning point in attracting business development.
Along with the critical role I played in keeping the Redskins, I think
bringing minor league baseball to Loudoun will result in enthusiastic
support from the American business community.
I authored the resolution to honor Milton Friedman when America’s
foremost economic expert passed away. Along with the city of Chicago, it was noted by America’s business community that Loudoun County honored a free market giant.
There are some massive projects that have meant a great deal to the
business community in Loudoun and the world.
For 12 years I have worked as a Supervisor to make sure the planned
Route 28 Tax District road improvements continue without any slowing down. Over $600 million in improvements including 3 new massive interchanges for Sterling have been built.
There are millions of dollars in improvements coming with new
acceleration lanes at Sterling Boulevard and Route 28 (southbound) and a new secondary road to ease cut-through in the residential areas. This is a massive signal to companies in the region.
I voted for the Hybrid Power plant and recently voted for a “secure data center”. Both proposals will generate 100 million dollars in annual tax revenue in commercial real estate value in their plans. This provides major companies with reliable power from a plentiful local source with no pollution.
Pairing Loudoun Water with Luckstone Quarries required years of work as a member of the Loudoun Board and the Water Board. The proposed Five Billion gallon reservoir will permanently supply all of Loudoun’s water even during the worst drought by cooperating with Luckstone and accelerating their planned use of their Loudoun quarry to transition to a reservoir for Loudoun Water. This was a dream and it is now becoming an historic reality.
Previously, I worked to helped build and finance the $600 million water treatment plant in Ashburn, the most effecient facility on the East Coast.
There no-growth anti-prosperity leftists, like my opponents, who attack these gigantic proposals. The thought of alternative power independent of the traditional electric power grid has arrived and is also extremely valuable to businesses seeking to keep their costs down.
And a new “secure data center” is singularly unique in the entire United States– a protective buffer in a already developed area between our county jail and a rock quarry. I supported the “secure data center” in Loudoun, which alone is scheduled to bring in $50 million in commercial real estate taxes when built out. 
The taxpayer will see hundreds of millions in increased commercial tax
rate revenues and thousands of new jobs which will in turn provide
revenue and increasd value to other commercial properties (supermarkets, restaurants, service companies — all who pay real estate taxes).
To accelerate this kind of growth I need a Republican pro-business
majority that does not take four years to play around.
These and other efforts by me and the board members I work with like Chairman Scott York demonstrate the kind of effort I put in to create an environment to attract major business interests here.
The direction I have led the board in on financial management as
Chairman of the Finance Committee in my 2nd term or as team player with Chairman York and a pro-business majority in my third term is the kind of economic stability business leaders seek.
This pro-business majority has some key people retiring like Susan
Buckley (Democrat) and Lori Waters (Republican) so please elect some new Supervisors who understand the role of the supervisor in encouraging increased future economic growth. 
NVTH:  Morals and ethics are being demanded of public servants by the residents.  Is there anything you may be keeping from the voters that might cause reprocussions later? 
DelGaudio:   I have been married since 1982 to Sheila and have six children and workdaily as a God-fearing Christian in promoting religious and moral values. I live a frugal life style and am constantly faithful to the genuine traditional values that make Sterling great. 
NVTH:  With the impact of illegal aliens taking jobs, utilizing general services, school population explosion, over-crowding homes and earned income leaving the country instead of going back into our economy; how do you propose to promote the proven and successful Prince William County initiative on illegal aliens to Loudouns’ BOS?
Delgaudio:   I proposed a resolution discouraging illegal aliens from residing in Loudoun. The Republican board majority adopted it. When the current board came into office in 2008, they reversed this anti-illegal alien policy. I hope to bring it back if I am re-elected.
I also sponsored a dozen major legislative solutions to tighten up the
overcrowding regulations, make putting cars on lawns illegal, requiring
private residents to cut their grass when it gets to over 12 inches
high, requiring the fixing of roofs and repairing structural problems,
declaring a no-abandoned car zone in Sterling by tightening the laws on junk cars left on our streets and giant trailers and trucks.
I helped write the laws requiring “no parking at corners” to allow
rescue vehicles into culvesacs and narrow roads,  hailed and encouraged rolling traffic stops and random checkpoints to discourage drunk drivers and sponsored neighborhood watches.
This is a partial list of the many initiatives I have pushed and that
the Loudoun Boards, in my 2nd and third terms, supported.
My opponents would roll out the welcome mat for illegal aliens and
look the other way when crimes can be prevented and will reverse many of the tough new laws I have put in place. 
NVTH:  As the current supervisor, if re-elected, what do you intend to do to further progress in Loudoun County and how will you go about making it happen? 
Delgaudio:   I promise not to vote to raise taxes. I have not for 12 years and will not in the next 4 years.  I will continue to also make sure Sterling is not ignored and can recount the many times county, state and local authorities have quickly reversed the neglect when I notice it and bring it to their attention. Services to Sterling will continue to be the number one goal– we will get what we pay for. 
NVTH:  A person of integrity will always admit their mistakes.  Is there any one vote from your tenure on the Board that you wish you could have done differently? 
Delgaudio:   I frequently work with Supervisors on a hundreds of issues. We work to convince each other of the merits of our respective strong opinions. Thankfully many times I am right about my dire warnings like raising taxes and being able to cut more.
When the proposed land purchase for the now built Woodgrove High School Purcellville School site seemed several million dollars too high, I
spoke against it and voted against it.
I have told Supervisors that in light of the many years of lawsuits
costing Loudoun millions of dollars and the years it took to build this
one school due to those lawsuits, the price was about right.
I admit that I was wrong in my first term to oppose a land purchase in the year 2000 in the Purcelliville area.  If the county had to buy the land when it was needed it would just not be available in the area where the children are.  And that would require a shift and boundary changes that would be horrific.
I applied this turnaround in many more  land purchases and construction costs. I am now considered the most pro-school building Supervisor on the board of Supervisors.
I studied and concluded based on the economies of scale, timing and land prices versus the many other variables and used this wisdom or
understanding of financial planning, budgeting and cost containments
over years. And the cheapest land is always the land provided in
proffers but as land becomes extremely scarce in Eastern Loudoun and as our Sterling schools become more and more crowded it seems imperative not to waste many millions more on delays.
Combining financial anaylysis and analysts in both the school board and the county on the timing of construction and the amount of money has neted a record construction schedule. Getting surplus funds returned sooner from construction projects and limiting the amount of new debt has resulted in keeping the triple A+ bond rating which results being able to borrow more money at a lower cost.
I apply similar logic to other land purchases and construction financing plans. This has resulted in greater savings by building sooner and carefully scheduling construction costs over a period of years as money is needed and not as bonds are approved. This cumultively has resulted in saving many millions of dollars each year.
That is how I saved $50 million by proposing to build two scheduled  high schools and was the fifth vote to accomplish that. Loudoun County was able to propose one single contract and achieve enough of a savings to build 2 new elementary schools on schedule .

The time has come: As most of you know, I am now taking a step back from NOVA TownHall, will no longer be managing or administering it and have no ownership in it whatsoever. I have run this blog for 5 years and 11 months, and it’s time to give some other folks a shot.

I probably will still blog and comment on occasion, here and elsewhere, but I can’t say when or how much. What I do know is I have exited the office for the final time, locked the door and left my keys on the desk.

To that end, effective immediately, ownership of NOVA TownHall is being transferred to a consortium of eco-friendly manufacturing firms, headquartered near Shanghai, who have discovered a remarkably inexpensive technology for producing baby formula and need a communications outlet to appeal to potential investors in the conservative community.

Oh, whoops: Did I just mention something about “a consortium of eco-friendly baby food companies”?

Forget I said that; what I meant was: Some of the current bloggers are taking over NOVA TownHall. Why would I sell this blog to the makers of “Magic Baby” for nearly $5 million in cash and stock options? That would just be silly.

The blog itself is going to keep right on going – I was going to say “down the same path” but if anyone can define for me what is happening here I would love to know. But there is a fine, dedicated, interesting group of people who have put a lot into this Web site over the years and have become a community of sorts around it.

Because of the time they have put in as bloggers and/or commenters, they have a stake in continuing and improving the blog. The neighborhood is not going anywhere.

Blog posts will probably just keep coming from the usual crew, actually, so you may see very little difference at all. The policy on “guest blogger” access and what sorts of comments will be considered problematic are both now up to the new owners. Those were my deals, and they do not transfer necessarily. If you are having problems getting something to post just be patient, please, and you should find out what is going on and what you will be allowed to do here.

I believe NOVA TownHall will remain a forum for different points of view which, if anything, is what has made it unique. It will continue to vary widely in the nature of its content – that I am certain of. It will definitely evolve along with the times as well as with the personalities of the new bosses. There may be mustard gas attacks. Because of the goodwill we have developed with so many people in the community, it seems likely all the various disputes will settle down and the hurt feelings will scab over and heal eventually, and that the whole forward-motion-of-history thing will remain at work, with every thesis and antithesis being resolved into a higher synthesis – which itself becomes the next thesis, and so on until the dawn of the perfect age is wholly upon us. But mustard gas – probably in there somewhere.

If you want to contact or get information about the new executives, don’t ask me. We are going to put up a contact form for them (something I should have done years ago) so you can easily send questions and requests. Give that a day or two and it should appear in the sidebar. They will make themselves and their roles known as they see fit.

If you wonder why I am stepping down, there is no great mystery. It is not so much that a few times a year we all re-enact the courtroom scene from “The Devil and Daniel Webster.” It’s more because when this project started my situation was different. I had a built-in revenue stream from doing things that did not encompass all of my interests, and this was a way to have an outlet for indulging other interests as well as blowing off steam in a public place as is the God-given right of every English-speaking man.

Now, I’ve changed that financial model so the revenue stream has to be completely regenerated, which leaves no time to manage this blog. Related is the fact that “blowing off steam” is no longer a major part of my lifestyle toolkit.

Running a blog has its downsides, especially if it not set up to accept advertising. Free work requires further explanation most of the time. Not that it’s bad, but it needs to be justified. In this case, the policy of openness eventually made for a lot of babysitting. There are people who think that taking a crap in the community pool enough times will eventually make it their pool. That’s sociopathic delusion, of course: Messing up what has been opened to the community will just get it restricted or closed by the owners. There is a burnout factor that comes with managing such a situation (and I imagine the new owners here will find the same thing, and ultimately adopt a more sustainable policy than I was able to put in place).

The other major life-shortening aspect of this has been the fact that we are a mostly political blog. That by itself opens the door to some unpleasantness. And let me quickly point out that we had almost zero of what I would truly call “trouble” as a result of battles over political issues with our ideological opponents. We got little grief from liberals and Democrats: That part was mostly a lot of fun and I made some friends as a result.

The problems arose from the fact that being on the same “side” as someone else in politics does not make them your ally in life. Just like everything else related to human nature (and I imagine this will apply to the Democrats in precisely equal measure), what we say we are concerned with, and what we really are concerned with, are often two different things:

Much of what passes for “politics” is nothing more than personal conflict played out on a bigger stage. High school is over, and wherever we as adults move on to, is where we shall manifest our self-centeredness and proclivity for petty grudges and backbiting. Give us command of the neighborhood pool party, we’ll make sure “you know who” has nothing to do with the desserts. Get us involved in a church, we’ll see that the new committee understands how things work. Put us in a company, we’ll put our stamp on the department.

And if you let us glom onto a political movement or organization, we can convert that into a cauldron of seething rivalries and pointless effort in no time at all, thank you very much. That’s what we do.

The so called “Tea Party” phenomenon here locally is the example par excellence.

If a higher being from another realm were to land in Northern VA for a few days of R & R and ask, “So, I haven’t been to this sector of the universe in nearly a century, what is this new ‘Tea Party’?” – we would have to answer “Which one?” And the higher being would nod sagely and say “Ah, I see. Like the Methodist Women’s Auxiliary of Brunswick. That was a sad case, also.”

Any public project that tries to brand itself as “Tea Party”-related should be subject to immediate scrutiny and skepticism, because what the people behind it say they are concerned with, and what they are really concerned with, are almost certainly two different things.

Whatever the concept of this blog, the intra-party types of battles have become a major premise behind much conversation here, which adds more edginess than many blog managers would be comfortable allowing (just take a survey of comment policies elsewhere and you will see quickly how such matters are usually handled – I think TC is the only local forum that has the same libertarian approach.) It creates a level of emotional intensity here at times which does wear on a person, and for that reason I think the new bosses should consider some term limit provision: No one will be allowed to manage the blog for more than, say, 18 months or 32 months, because our public health system simply cannot handle a continuous stream of nervous system disorder cases.

But don’t pay too much attention to my complaints. I am a grumpy old man, as you well know. Every job eventually has downsides, and I shouldn’t let my jaded nature color the overall picture.

These disputes and others, between you (the collective readership) and me (me), I wish to put to bed. Let us be plagued by them no longer.

By far, running NOVA TownHall has been a positive experience. The Loudoun County Republican Committee contains many, many people I will always consider friends. We are extremely lucky to have outstanding individuals willing to run for office from this area, and such dedicated, competent volunteers running the LCRC. Across the board, Loudoun County is a great place to be a Republican because there are a lot of Republicans holding office and having thrown their hats in the ring whom we can all be proud of.

The Democrats and Independents I’ve gotten to know are also a good group. Some folks who were quite in the “opponent” category at one time, such as BlackOut and Laura Valle, are now people I consider sharing so much a common temperament with me that I have to be reminded about where we differ. The Stay Puft Marshallow Man quickly turned out to be a truly decent individual with whom I did not have nearly as many differences with as I originally thought, once the Devil and Daniel Webster scenario had cooled off; I am grateful to still be in contact and I hope to remain so.

Overall, because of this blog, I am now on a first-name basis with a ton of people I would never have even met because of my innate anti-social aspects. Our many readers and of course commenters represent the highest strata of human evolution as a species, which is nice and, frankly, the level of company I prefer.

As my last formal act as blog manager, I want to put forth a few wishes and thoughts:

  • For my co-bloggers – we happy, sometimes bitchy, possibly inebriated few: You all have been a huge blessing, so I thank you sincerely for the time, creativity and effort you continue to expend here. That’s all, because I don’t plan on saying any final goodbyes to you all anytime soon. We’ll be seeing each other plenty; I just needed to express my gratitude right at the top here.
  • For LI and the Monk, listen: It’s all been downhill since that Garden of Eden fiasco, so trying to trace back where any relationship really was damaged, and by whom, and who said what and all that is futile. This person thought that person meant X so they responded with Y and that stirred everything up for good, but of course if you look at the parents and grandparents they all contributed to the personality issues we see today, and the GREAT GREAT grandparents: Well, now they were real pieces of work, I mean Otto von Bismarck had nothing on them … you see how it is? There’s no point in arguing who started what. What we need here is a “Reset” button – and not the Obama Administration version which because of incompetent translation actually says “Now All People Explode” – but an actual do-over that goes back a couple years. You guys agree on just about everything. Leave the other political actors out of it because they all have their own agendas, of which you are not an integral part. Forget the past, continually. All of Loudoun yearns for this.
  • For Stevens Miller, I hope you keep blogging. You are a natural in the medium, with wit, honesty, self-deprecation in appropriate amounts and a knack for knowing what of your daily slog might be interesting to other people. Whatever you end up doing next, you should be a blogger. However you should open up your Sitemeter stats: Yes, it stings at first, but it shows you’re serious and comfortable in your skin.
  • For Zimzo, I hope everything worked out for you. Thank you for all the time you put in here.
  • For Pam, I think you should get a cat.
  • For the Weintraubs, I hope you find an accommodation with the legal status quo some day, through a combination of affecting the latter and moderating your goals. You both are nice guys and it would be good if at some point you could carve out enough breathing room on that one issue to lighten up about it, and maybe write some posts about gardening or something. (I’m sure I just broke yet another cardinal rule of gender-related propriety there, so please accept my apologies in advance. And if you want to Photoshop a graphic of me as a Southern plantation owner – which is the direction I would take it – I’d be happy to provide head shots from different angles. You have my email address.)
  • For all the political candidates I have said unflattering things about, I apologize if any of it was truly uncalled for. In 99.9% of cases there were people supporting you who were being completely obnoxious and I could not resist joining the fray. It is to my shame, I know. But there are also candidates who can attest that I avoid the low road and work hard to be fair. That is, except with regard to certain officeholders in Washington DC, of whom it may be said that the burning coals I have heaped upon their heads were delivered with the sureness and rightness of Archangel Gabriel himself, such that the smoldering of their shame should be seen by all of creation through all eternity. But for the other instances, sorry if it went too far.
  • For the guy who threatened to sue me over the “Tea Party” comment thread, I’d like you to meet a young lady I know: Her name is Pam. A coalition of doctors, police and failed political candidates has determined that Pam should never be allowed near a keyboard again, so she could use some companionship right now. She lives in Maryland, but I think you two have a lot in common. You ought to go on a long, driving vacation somewhere.
  • For Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, the Most Honorable, I join all of humanity in the chorus: “There’ll always be a Eugene!” You have done more work for this community than anyone gives you credit for, and you are the best friend Sterling has. We need you on the board of supervisors. Thank you for everything, sir.
  • And to everyone who took me seriously simply because I shot photos and posted them on a blog; well, I appreciate it, because it was good for me in getting to meet people and hear interesting conversations, but it’s really very easy. But it was nice of you all to make it seem like a big deal.

We humans are susceptible to the belief that we have an unlimited amount of time, even that we have much of it simply to burn – and that’s not the case. The single, only certainty we have about the future is that our personal one on this earth will come to an end with total finality, just as likely sooner as later. And even if much, much later, that brick wall is not far down the road at all, in the grand scheme of things.

I think everyone eventually realizes that the hours of life are like droplets tumbling down a waterfall, and at some point you say to yourself, they’re falling away too fast, much too fast.

York lied, but now he's "our" liar...

[UPDATE - Video just updated, new link]

Suzanne Volpe, Republican candidate for Algonkian District Supervisor, held her campaign kickoff event on May 12, 2011 with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the featured speaker. AG Cuccinelli noted that Ms. Volpe’s was the only local campaign he had personally made an appearance at this year, thanking her for the work she has done for numerous candidates over the years and saying “I hope you think you are getting a good return on your investment” for all of work she has done for him. He gave an informative progress report on his various efforts to curtail the encroachments on liberty by the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress (this will be a separate video, I hope one day soon).

With a crowd of at least 150 people on hand and possibly many more – the property was segmented so there was no way you could count everyone from one spot (someone from the campaign can chime in in the comments and I will update the number) – Ms. Volpe pointed out the problems caused by the county’s poor business development policies, with results such as Northrup Grumman’s decision to locate across the border to Fairfax County, and the resulting tax pressure this is putting on residents. She spoke of some of the county’s egregious misuses of taxpayers’ money and her personal philosophy of government that it should be less intrusive and more responsive to the citizens.

Video is at the top of the post, or click here to watch. There are only a few photos because this was the final event affected by camera problems and I lost over 40 pictures (hover cursor for a partial listing of who is in each and click on each for a larger version) – but as far as I could tell every local Republican elected official and candidate was present. It was a massive crowd for a local campaign kickoff, with excellent speeches by our attorney general and by Ms. Volpe- and truly an honor to have Ken Cuccinelli in a local backyard giving an up to the minute report on the battle against the Democrat power grab.

As you can see from the video, if determination, clarity of vision and ability to articulate that vision count in the upcoming campaign, Ms. Volpe is going to be tough to beat for the Algonkian Supervisor position.

For information on how you can help the Volpe campaign, click here.

Suzanne Volpe, Ken Cuccinelli, Eugene Delgaudio, Scott York, John Stirrup

Large audience at Suzanne Volpe campaign kick off

Mike Chapman at Suzanne Volpe campaign kick off

Cathy McNickle, Rob Jesionowski, Linda Budzinski, Eugene Delgaudio

Fred Avila and Joe - there is a hidden message here

Ken Reid held his campaign kick-off in Leesburg on May 1, with about 65 people in attendance including many elected officials and candidates for office. Ken noted his accomplishments as Leesburg Town Council member, particularly transportation projects completed, and his commitment to supporting the business community in the county.

You can hover your cursor over each picture for a partial listing of who is in each, and click on the photos for a larger version. Below is Ken’s speech (or click here to view).

Crowd at Ken Reid campaign kickoff

Ken Reid at campaign kickoff in Leesburg

Attendees at Ken Reid campaign kickoff

Dave Schmidt, Geary Higgins and Janet Clarke at Ken Reid campaign kickoff

Randy Minchew and Eugene Delgaudio at Ken Reid campaign kickoff

John Stirrup and Bob Wertz at Ken Reid campaign kickoff

John Whitbeck and David Ramadan at Ken Reid kickoff

Eugene Delgaudio and Geary Higgins at Ken Reid campaign kickoff

Bob Wertz, Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue, had a crowd of about 75 people at the magnificent Merriweather Manor near Leesburg last week for his official campaign kick off. (Thanks to owner Andrew Wright for the amazing venue!)

Having managed a business in Loudoun County for over 5 years, I can attest to the fact that our Commissioner of the Revenue office is a model of government effectiveness and efficiency – as I explained in this post. On top of that, Bob Wertz fully understands the importance of making Loudoun a business-friendly county, and his office is a pleasure to work with. As Bob states, “Besides cutting expenditures and accounting budget, expanding the commercial tax base is the only way we’re going to be able to reduce the taxes on people’s homes.” Hear, hear.

Bob does have a Democratic opponent in November, so if you want to ensure that the Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue office is run by someone who brings continuous improvement and understands the importance of economic development in the county, click here for Bob’s campaign Web site.

Below is the video of Bob explaining the duties of the Commissioner of the Revenue and what he has accomplished since first being elected in 2004. (Click here to watch the video at YouTube.) You can hover your cursor over the photos below for a list of who is in each, and click on each picture for a larger version.

Crowd at Bob Wertz campaign event

Rob Jesionowski, Robert Bruton, Suzanne Volpe at Bob Wertz campaign event

Matt Letourneau, Ralph Buona and Verne Dickerson at Bob Wertz campaign event

Bruce and Cathy Tulloch and Shawn Williams at Bob Wertz campaign event

Bob Wertz, Randy Minchew and Andrew Wright, owner of Merriweather Manor

Mike Chapman and Roger Zurn at Bob Wertz campaign event

Crowd of more than 70 people at Bob Wertz campaign event

Ken Reid, Jim Plowman and Eugene Delgaudio at Bob Wertz campaign event

Randy Minchew and Bob Wertz

Charlie King, Gary Clemens, Mike Chapman and Jim Plowman at Bob Wertz campaign event

Eugene Delgaudio Gives Out Peppermint Patties In Honor Of Scott York

Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) passes out York Peppermint Patties in honor of Scott York's (I-At Large) return to the Republican Party

Scott York, Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, formerly a Republican and currently a political Independent, announced at the April 14, 2011 meeting of the Loudoun County Republican Committee that he will seek the Republican nomination to run for another term as Chairman in the November, 2011 elections. Loudoun County businessman Steve Stockman also announced his intention to run for the Chairman seat, setting up a primary or convention contest with York to determine who will represent the GOP on the ballot in November.

Video of Mr. York’s announcement is below. (Or click here).