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In yesterday’s election, Republicans swept all major offices in the Loudoun County government (click here and scroll down to see all results).

Loudoun County winners and your key elected officials for the next four years:

SHERIFF: Mike Chapman
COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY: Jim Plowman
COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: Bob Wertz
TREASURER: Roger Zurn

Board of Supervisors

CHAIRMAN: Scott York
ALGONKIAN DISTRICT: Suzanne Volpe
ASHBURN DISTRICT: Ralph Buona
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT: Janet Clarke
BROAD RUN DISTRICT: Shawn Williams
CATOCTIN DISTRICT: Geary Higgins
DULLES DISTRICT: Matt Letourneau
LEESBURG DISTRICT: Ken Reid
STERLING DISTRICT: Eugene Delgaudio

In other races, Dick Black won the 13th Senate District seat; Patricia Phillips fell short in her second attempt to take the seat of Democrat Mark Herring in the 33rd Senate District; Randy Minchew won the 10th District seat in the House of Delegates; and David Ramadan holds a 50-vote lead in his bid to win the new 87th House seat over Democrat Mike Kondtratick – a result that likely will be determined after a recount.

The local results represent a stunning, historic triumph for the Loudoun County Republican Committee (LCRC), which only a week ago was enmeshed in a controversy over a Halloween-themed email. Loudoun voters apparently were far less concerned about that email than about the future of the county.

Congratulations to the LCRC and the successful slate of Republican candidates!

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

Geary Higgins, Republican candidate for Catoctin District supervisor, held his campaign kick-off at The Beautiful South restaurant in Hamilton, Virginia a couple weeks back, with about 110 supporters in attendance – a phenomenal turnout with numerous elected officials and candidates in the audience. He stressed the importance of fixing the out-of-control Loudoun County budget, specifically by making the county more business-friendly in order to increase the tax base and reining in school spending.

Click here for more information on Geary Higgins and how you can help the campaign.

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

Gail Higgins and Roger Zurn in crowd at Geary Higgins campaign event

Geary Higgins with Grandson Noah

Mike Chapman and Bob Wertz in crowd at Geary Higgins campaign event

Dean Settle and Verne Dickerson at Geary Higgins campaign event

Callie Chaplow and Shawn Williams at Geary Higgins campaign event

Randy Minchew and Joe May at Geary Higgins campaign event

Patricia Phillips and Gail Hunt at Geary Higgins campaign event

Crowd at Geary Higgins campaign event

Maureen Whalen, Robert Bruton, Mike Chapman and Dan Whalen at Geary Higgins campaign event

Sharon Schmidt, Dean Settle, Bob Wertz and Dave Schmidt at Geary Higgins campaign event

Janet Clarke and Geary Higgins

Gary Clemens and Verne Dickerson at Geary Higgins campaign event

Matt Letourneau, Joe Budzinski and Gary Clemens at Geary Higgins campaign event

Scott York at Geary Higgins campaign event

Virginia Delegate Tag Greason held his campaign kick off event on April 28. Loudoun County residents in the 32nd district are fortunate to have such an intelligent, principled representative in Richmond.

This needs to be a very brief report – but I will point out that in order to dislike Tag Greason you’d have to have spiders living in your shorts. [Ed. note to Greason campaign: You may use this as a 2011 campaign theme if you like, gratis]. Turnout for the event was big, at least 80 people, including many elected officials and candidates. The video of Tag’s talk will give you a better idea of the man than I could do, so be sure to watch it.

Watch Tag’s speech below (or click here) along with a part of the introduction by George Allen – which by the way was great and I may post eventually. Hover your cursor over photos for a partial listing of who is in them, and click on photo for a larger version of each.

Randy Minchew, George Allen and Tag Greason

Tag Greason and Scott York at Tag Greason campaign event

Janet Clarke, Tag Greason, George Allen, Ralph Buona at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Professor Randy Minchew gave the opening remarks at Tag Greason campaign event

John Whitbeck, Gary Clemens, Candace Strother, Eugene Delgaudio, John Stirrup at Tag Greason campaign event

Glenn Maravetz and Greg Stone, just a couple guys talking guy stuff

At least 80 attendees turned out for Tag Greason's campaign kick off

Candace Strother and Tag Greason

Mike Chapman, Mike Chapman Jr, Patricia Phillips, Bob Wertz at Tag Greason campaign event

David Ramadan, Greg Stone, John Stirrup and Randy Minchew at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Tag Greason and Dick Black

Ed Levine and Jim Plowman at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Matt Letourneau and Shawn Williams at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Geary Higgins, Patricia Phillips and Bob Wertz

Glenn Maravetz and Tag Greason

Audience at Tag Greason campaign kick off

Greg Stone, Mark Sell and Matt Letourneau

Eugene Delgaudio and Glenn Maravetz at Tag Greason, The Uniter, campaign kick off

At his April 13 campaign event near Leesburg, Mike Chapman, candidate for the Republican nomination for Loudoun County Sheriff in the November, 2011 elections, said that part of his leadership philosophy is “never ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself.”

Host Patrick Stethem with Mike Chapman at Chapman for Sheriff campaign event

Asa Hutchinson and Mike Chapman at Chapman for Sheriff Campaign event

(Click here to see the complete photo gallery — thanks to Randy Sayles for some of these shots).

More than 70 local residents, including several elected officials and Republican candidates for office, attended through the course of the 2 1/2 hour fundraising event.

Guest speaker Asa Hutchinson, a former Congressman and DEA Administrator, said that he personally witnessed Mr. Chapman’s work “in the crucible, and I can’t imagine anyone could exceed his experience in law enforcement.”

Mr. Chapman said “In 32 years I have enforced statutes at all levels, from local to federal.”

As the only one of the three Republican Sheriff candidates who has worked in law enforcement during the past decade, Mr. Chapman stated that the changes of the past ten years – with increases in terrorism, drugs, gang activity and other crimes – require a Sheriff knowledgeable in the latest law enforcement methods and technology.

For more information on the Mike Chapman campaign, click here to visit his Web site.

You can hover your cursor over the pictures to see a partial listing of who is in each, and click on each for a larger version.

Guest speaker Asa Hutchinson at Chapman for Sheriff campaign event

Doug Satterwhite and Tag Greason at Chapman for Sheriff campaign event

Charles Cooper and Ed Levine at Chapman for Sheriff campaign event

Janet Clarke and Gary Clemens at Chapman for Sheriff campaign event
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I hope everyone enjoys the Janet Clarke event tonight at Notaviva Vineyards in Purcellville! Feel free to report on that, or to talk about any darned thing that pops into your collective heads.

Mark Davis, candidate for the Republican nomination for Loudoun County Sheriff, held a campaign fundraising event on Saturday evening which brought 43 attendees to Market Salamander in Middleburg, Virginia.

Davis’ speech focused on what he considers key failures by Sheriff Steve Simpson over the past 10 years – most notably delays in addressing the gang problem in Loudoun County and participation by the Sheriff’s Office in the federal 287(g) immigration enforcement program. Davis took questions for almost 25 minutes after his 10 minute speech, covering a variety of topics including budget challenges, morale among the deputies, leadership in the Sheriff’s Office and the ongoing issue of criminal aliens in the county. Mark Davis is a decent public speaker but he shines in the Q & A format. He is very good speaking off the cuff, communicates a clear sense of what he wants to do as sheriff and gives the impression of not having to reach for answers, which I think will serve him well in the April 26 candidates’ debate.

You can hover your cursor over the photos for a partial list of who is in them and click on each for a larger version. Click here to see all the pictures from the event.

Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Crowd at Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Sheila Johnson Hosts Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Gary Clemens Welcomes Audience At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Greg Stone Asks Question At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Audience At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

Dean Settle, Dennis Husch and Bob Wertz At Mark Davis Campaign Event In Middleburg

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