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Jim Plowman kicked off his campaign for a third term as Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Monday evening in Leesburg. The event packed the back half of the Green Turtle restaurant with a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, as well as numerous elected officials and Republican candidates.

Jennifer Wexton, former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, will be Mr. Plowman’s Democratic challenger in the November, 2011 election.

Mr. Plowman is president of the Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers and is a past president of the Loudoun County Bar Association.

Because of the size of the audience at the Green Turtle, estimated at over 100 people, this blogger got nowhere near enough to hear Mr. Plowman’s speech, although later in the evening at the Loudoun County Republican Committee meeting Mr. Plowman stated he would be running a positive campaign.

(You can hover your cursor over each photo for a partial listing of who is in it, and click on each for a larger version).

Jim Plowman Held His Campaign Kick Off March 28 In Leesburg

This is as close as your intrepid local blogger could get to Jim Plowman's speech

I actually did manage to squeeze through the crowd and stick the camera in the air for proof that Mr. Plowman was in fact speaking

Geary Higgins, Dave Schmidt, Randy Minchew and Gary Clemens at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off

Patricia Phillips, Cathy McNickle and Ed Levine at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Dean Settle, Jeanine Martin and Bob Wertz at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Dick Black at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Mark Sell, Callie Chaplow and Kyra Walton at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

Joe Budzinski, Mick Staton and Ralph Buona at Jim Plowman's campaign kick off in Leesburg

On Thursday, March 24, Eugene Delgaudio held a “100th Birthday Party” for Ronald Reagan, featuring guest speaker Pat Nolan, who was a longtime political worker on Reagan’s campaigns and overall a very interesting guy who now works for Prison Fellowship Ministries.

Nearly 110 people had crowded into Santini’s New York Deli in Sterling by the time I left about halfway through the event – I am told quite a lot of people showed up later bringing the total to 150 (many apparently came over after the Dick Black fundraiser the same evening which reportedly had over 270 attendees to hear Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli).

There were a lot of elected officials, candidates and local political figures present; some are in the photos. It was way too crowded to get decent shots of everyone there. You can hover your cursor over the pictures to see some of the people in them listed, and click on each for a larger version. Click here to see all the pictures.

Santini's New York Deli in Sterling, VA - Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event

Crowd at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Delegate Tom Rust at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Fred Avila and Bob Wertz at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Pat Nolan, Guest Speaker at Eugene Delgaudio Fundraising Event on March 24

Dmitri Kesari, Randy Minchew and Eugene Delgaudio at Fundraising Event on March 24
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Nice day for a intraparty contest. Huge turnout. Among local personalities I saw Greg Stone and Jim Plowman (talking to guy in photo), Bob Wertz, Eugene Delgaudio, Bulletproof Monk and many others. No sign of Jacob Ash or LI, which surprised me, thought they would be spending the day there.

Results should be available any minute now.

UPDATE: Loudoun GOP Web site says Mark Sells has won the chairmanship of the Loudoun County Republican Committee. Congratulations, Mark!

Here’s an idea from someone whose opinion I respect (and which parallels one that Jacob and I discussed recently):

Resolved: The two candidates for Loudoun County Republican Committee chair should pledge to appoint the other to their respective executive committees.

Life has to go on after Saturday’s vote. We need to ensure the two factions join forces quickly and this would be one way to do it. How about it, candidates?

UPDATE: Heh, thank you, Monk. I forgot ….