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A Town in Turmoil: Purcellville requests managerial assistance from Loudoun County

Events in the Town of Purcellville over the past week have caused a domino effect that is calling into question the town’s staffing levels and ability to administer core government operations.

Three candidates vying for Reid’s Leesburg seat; special election date set for Feb. 6

Three familiar faces have stepped up to campaign for Leesburg Councilman Ken Reid’s empty seat: Gwen Pangle, Neil Steinberg and Josh Thiel.

Dems opt for state-run primary in 10th District

Democrats will hold a state-run primary next year in their race to unseat Republican Barbara Comstock from Virginia's 10th Congressional District.

Leesburg Town Councilman Ron Campbell announces mayoral bid in Ashburn. Times-Mirror/Alex Erkiletian

Leesburg Town Councilman Ron Campbell announces mayoral bid

After less than a year of serving on the Leesburg Town Council, Ron Campbell announced today he plans to challenge mayor and veteran town councilwoman Kelly Burk in next year’s mayoral election.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D) agrees with Hillsboro Mayor Roger Vance that the small western Loudoun town should have its own ZIP. Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian

Sen. Kaine joins the call for Hillsboro to regain its own ZIP

The Town of Hillsboro this week submitted an application to the United States Postal Service to renew the town's ZIP code after it was merged with Purcellville 13 years ago.

Rep. Comstock says male lawmaker exposed himself to staffer

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs. The announcement came just hours after a hearing in which two female lawmakers spoke about sexual misconduct involving sitting members of Congress.

Purcellville Town Council swears in Greenly

Purcellville Town Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to appoint Theodore F. Greenly to fill a vacant seat on the council until June 30, 2018. Greenly fills the seat vacated by Kelli Grim, who resigned Nov. 3 because she is moving out of town.

Josh Norman trying to raise money for ‘ignored’ Puerto Rico

Josh Norman doesn’t believe enough attention is being paid to the situation hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and is trying to change that.

Virginia’s electoral changes boost Medicaid expansion odds

This week's groundswell of political change in Virginia has improved the odds of Medicaid expansion becoming law there. The long-stalled liberal priority gained new life after Democrats nearly wiped out Republicans' overwhelming majority in the House of Delegates.

Rep. Comstock calls for Alabama GOP Senate nominee Moore to step aside

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) called Friday for Judge Roy Moore, the Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, to step aside following sexual misconduct allegations.

Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian

Northam: Win sends message against hatred

Seizing his party's first major Trump-era victory, Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the power of President Donald Trump's fiery nationalism against the energy of the Trump resistance.

Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam at his victory party in Fairfax Tuesday night. Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian

Loudoun County instrumental in electing Northam governor

Loudoun County was instrumental in propelling Democrat Ralph Northam to a decisive victory in Virginia’s governor’s race, a race that many viewed as a referendum on the rhetoric and tactics of President Donald Trump.

Democrat Danica Roem unseats GOP incumbent to become Virginia’s first openly transgender delegate

A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.

Maddox wins Leesburg Town Council seat

Vanessa Maddox defeated Joshua Thiel Tuesday for a one-year seat on Leesburg Town Council. Maddox won 47 percent of the vote to Thiel's 44 percent.

Del. LaRock claims a third term in 33rd District

Incumbent state Del. Dave LaRock (R) once again walked away the winner of the Republican-leaning 33rd District, claiming a third term in the House of Delegates by beating political newcomer Tia Walbridge of Round Hill.
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