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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!

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

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

Ralph Buona, candidate for the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, had 82 attendees at his fundraising event in Ashburn Ashdowne on Friday evening. A boatload of elected officials, candidates and local political folks were in attendance – there is no way I can remember them all but they included:

Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens, Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman, Commissioner of the Revenue Bob Wertz, Treasurer Roger Zurn, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Scott York, Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, former Supervisors Bruce Tulloch and Mick Staton, Virginia Senate candidates Dick Black and Patricia Phillips, Deputy Counselor and Adviser to Governor Bob McDonnell, Randy Minchew, and, well, if anyone wants to add more in the comments I will update the list.

Randy Minchew led with the prayer Disturb Us, Lord by Sir Francis Drake, one of the best meeting starters I’ve heard.

As usual, Ralph’s speech was excellent. The lighting was too dim in the main part of the room to take photos with my amateur camera but I will try to get video posted before long.

Ralph Buona at Fundraiser in Ashburn, March 25