Loudoun County Voters

Loudoun County voters will head to the polls Nov. 5 to decide who will represent them on the state and local levels.

Local candidates are running for a total of 32 offices, with six of them unopposed. Those unopposed are state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st), Leesburg Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D), Dulles School Board member Jeff Morse and Dels. David Reid (D-32nd), Karrie Delaney (D-67th), Ibraheem Samirah (D-86th).

Here's the full list of candidates along with links to more information about their candidacies (when available).

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Chair

-Phyllis Randall, Democrat, Incumbent – https://www.phyllisrandall.com/

-Robert Ohneiser, Independent – https://www.facebook.com/candidatebobohneiser/

-John Whitbeck Jr., Republican – https://johnwhitbeck.com/

Algonkian

-Suzanne Volpe, Republican, Incumbent – https://suzannevolpe.com/

-Juli Briskman, Democrat – https://www.briskmanforsupervisor.com/

Ashburn 

-Mick Staton, Republican – http://mick4ashburn.com/

-Mike Turner, Democrat – https://miketurnerforashburn.com/

Blue Ridge

-Tony Buffington Jr., Republican, Incumbent – https://www.votetonybuffington.com

-Tia Walbridge, Democrat – https://www.tia4va.com/

Broad Run

-James Bonfils, Republican – http://www.jimbonfils.org/

-Sylvia Glass, Democrat – https://www.sylviaglass2019.com/

Catoctin 

-James Forest Hayes, Democrat – https://foresthayes.com/

-Caleb Kershner, Republican – https://calebforcatoctin.com/

-Sam Kroiz, Independent – https://samforsupervisor.com

Dulles

-Matt Letourneau, Republican, Incumbent – http://www.mattforsupervisor.com/

-Sreedhar Nagireddi, Democrat –http://www.sreefordulles.com/

Leesburg

-Kristen Umstattd, Democrat, Incumbent – https://www.kristenumstattd.com/

Sterling

-Koran Saines, Democrat, Incumbent – https://www.koransaines.com/

-W. Damien P. Katsirubas, Independent -- https://www.sterlingfordamien.com/

STATE SENATE

13th District

-John Bell, Democrat – https://voteforjohnbell.com/

-Geary Higgins, Republican – https://gearyhiggins.com/

27th District

-Jill Vogel, Republican, Incumbent – http://www.senatorjillvogel.com/

-Ronald J. Ross III, Democrat – https://www.ronnieross.com/

31st District

-Barbara Favola, Democrat – https://barbarafavola.org/

33rd District

-Jennifer Boysko, Democrat, Incumbent – https://www.jenniferboysko.com

-Suzanne Fox, Republican – https://suzanneforsenate.com/

HOUSE OF DELEGATES

10th District

-Wendy Gooditis, Democrat, Incumbent – https://www.wendygooditis.com/

-Randy Minchew, Republican – https://minchewfordelegate.com/

32nd District

-David Reid, 32nd District, Democrat, Incumbent – https://www.delegatedavidreid.com/

33rd District

-Dave LaRock, Republican, Incumbent – https://www.votelarock.us/

-Mavis Taintor, Democrat – https://mavisfordelegate.com/

34th District

-Kathleen Murphy, Democrat, Incumbent – http://www.murphyfordelegate.com/

-Gary Pan, Republican – https://panforvirginia.com/

67th District

-Karrie Delaney, Democrat – http://www.karriedelaney.com

86th District

-Ibraheem Samirah, Democrat – https://samirah4delegate.com/

87th District

-Bill Drennan, Republican – https://drennanfordelegate.com/

-Suhas Subramanyan, Democrat – https://suhasforvirginia.com/

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS

Commissioner of the Revenue

-Bob Wertz Jr., Republican, Incumbent -- https://bobwertz.org/

-Sridhar Amudhanar, Democrat – http://www.friendsofsriamudhanar.org/

Commonwealth’s Attorney

-Buta Biberaj, Democrat – https://www.biberaj2019.com/

-Nicole Wittmann, Republican – https://nicolewittmann.com/

Sheriff

-Michael Chapman, Republican, Incumbent – https://reelectsheriffchapman.com/

-Justin Hannah, Democrat – https://justinhannah.com/

Treasurer

-H. Roger Zurn Jr., Republican, Incumbent – http://rogerzurn.org/

-Kannan Srinivasan, Democrat – https://www.kannanforloudoun.com/

SCHOOL BOARD (Non-partisan)

At-Large

-Denise Corbo -- https://corbo4lcps.com/

-Kenya A. Savage -- https://electkenyasavage.com/

-Julie Sisson -- https://electjuliesisson.com/

Algonkian 

-Atoosa Reaser -- https://www.atoosareaser.com

-Melanie Turner -- https://melanieturner4schoolboard.com

Ashburn

-Eric Hornberger, Incumbent -- http://www.voteerichornberger.org

-Harris Mahedavi -- https://www.harris4ashburn.org

Blue Ridge

-Ian Serotkin -- https://ianserotkin.org

-Ramachandran Venkatachalam -- https://www.ram4blueridge.com

Broad Run 

-Andrew Hoyler -- http://votehoyler.com

-Leslee King -- http://www.lesleeking.com

Catoctin

-Jenna Alexander -- https://jennaforcatoctin.org

-John Beatty -- https://jb4va.com

-Zerell Johnson-Welch -- https://zerellforcatoctin.com

Dulles

-Jeff Morse, Incumbent -- https://www.electjeffmorse.com/index.html

Leesburg

-Beth R. Barts -- https://www.facebook.com/bartsforschoolboard/

-Joseph J. Newcomer -- http://newcomerforleesburg.com

Sterling

-Brenda Sheridan, Incumbent -- https://www.brendasheridan.com

-Michael Neely – https://mike4office.com/

Soil and Water Conservation District (Non-partisan, three elected)

-John Flannery, Incumbent – https://www.facebook.com/FlanneryforDirector/

-George Melik-Agamirian (Website not found)

-Marina Schumacher, Incumbent -- https://www.facebook.com/Marina-Schumacher-for-Director-of-Soil-and-Water-Conservation-District-112204680134930/

-Jasvinder Singh (Website not found)

-Michelle Thomas – https://pastormichelle4loudoun.com/

-James Wylie, Incumbent — (Website not found)

(39) comments

amerigirl

VAminuteman Is that your version of history? It’s quite a rewrite. If you have dozens more than could you please make sure they are REAL first? And not repeat the same accusations?

1. The practice of "gun walking" didn’t stat with Obama, it started with the Bush administration with Operation Wide Receiver in 2006.

2. Operation Choke Point was a 2013 initiative of the United States Department of Justice[1] which investigated banks in the United States and the business they did with firearm dealers, payday lenders, and other companies believed to be at a high risk for fraud and money laundering. It was not a ploy to attempt to shut down gun stores.

3. He did not do anything different in how money is spent on resettling immigrants. He asked for more money during the Syrian crisis. Trump just wants tax payer dollars for a wall over a fake crisis.

4. What most fail to point out is that those executive actions contained no new laws or regulations; and they were not executive orders, which are different than executive actions.

5. The IRS did target certain groups but not at the direction of Obama who said that such conduct “outrageous.” “There’s no place for it,” he added, and assured the public that “[the IRS] have to be held fully accountable.”

6. Yes taking the phone records was a massive intrusion. They did not take conversations just accounts of when calls were made. Still wrong.

7. The president does not need authorization from Congress before launching a military offensive — so said Vice President Dick Cheney and other advisers to President George W. Bush in the summer of 2002 as that administration prepared to use force to topple Saddam Hussein. Oops wrong president. But Obama did go to congress to let them know that there would be a President Obama directed United States forces to “conduct] a limited and well-defined mission in support of international efforts to protect civilians and prevent a humanitarian disaster”; American airstrikes accordingly were to be “limited in their nature, duration, and scope.” Obama March 21, 2011 Report to Congress. Did Trump do that when he invaded Syria? NO. He even said and tweeted that he doesn’t need Congress’s approval to attack Iran

8. Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act were ruled unconstitutional in 2007, 2 years before Obama was elected. Obama supported renewing three remaining provisions of the Patriot Act due to expire in 2010.

9. Do you really think that suspected terrorist should be running free? Obama had threatened to veto the NDAA to fund the military because within that act is a provision known as section 1031. That section allows the U.S. government to indefinitely imprison any person, whether a U.S. citizen or not, as long as the President deems them a terror suspect. This was right after 9/11.

10. The warrantless wiretapping was already in effect when he took office. Obama and Congress changed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which oversees all manner of counter espionage eavesdropping, when he signed the USA Freedom Act on June 2, 2015.

Under the new law, the National Security Agency must be more specific in its request to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court to collect information. The change ended the practice of bulk collection of metadata -- information on the time and duration of a call. In its place, the NSA must make the case that it has reasonable suspicions that a "search term," such as a name, telephone number, address or communication device, is tied to terrorism.

11. The drone strike?

12. Nikki Haley lied, it has been debunked because Boeing did not have the right to do it, NLRB called it illegal.

13.Lied about letting people keep their health insurance. Those who lost their plans lost them because they didn’t comply with the ACA. That you consider Unconstitutional?

14. Health care costs have been rising, but at a slower pace since the ACA was launched. Since 2010, health care costs have increased between 3.5 percent to 5.8 percent a year. In the 10 years prior to that, they rose between 4.0 percent to 9.6 percent. That's according to the annual "National Health Expenditures Summary," published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

15. Debunked. The Koch’s used pieced together misleading ads.

16. It had nothing to do with political contributions, they violated the Lacey Act.

17. The czar thing was debunked. it’s important to note that "czar" is more a term of the media than it is of the government. Most important, though, is that not a single one of these czars replaced an elected official. We rate this claim False.

18. He was appointed.

19. Never happened and debunked.

20. Clinton made 139 recess appointments, 95 to full-time positions. President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, of which 99 were to full-time positions. But Obama gets blocked? That was political.

21. Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreigners was trump not Obama. There were 2 men that were indicted for trying to funnel foreign campaign money into the campaign. The investigation found that the campaign was unaware. Trump actively asked for foreign money.

22 Bengazi, he gave info that he received and corrected it as the updated info became available.

23. I was started by Bush as Operation Wide Receiver see point 1.

24. His prerogative, not unconstitutional. Just because that is what republicans wanted doesn’t mean he has to do it.

25. No clue what you are even talking about or why it would be unconstitutional. 26. Still no clue, did you make that up? 27. Still no clue, give some proof.

28. only 1 group ever reported that. Why would it be Obama’s job not the head of the IRS to take care of that matter?

29. Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46 M to illegals who used the same address, that can only be found on right wing conspiracy web sites. Can you give a reputable news source

chrisnich

Does anybody know the best online source to watch the local results come in tonight?

kdfincher

Thank you, LTM. I was looking for this exact resource this morning and you delivered.

amerigirl

You can also google democratic or republican ballot for Loudoun and get the sample.

Stop watching only Fox News, stop watching MSNBC, don’t believe anything you read on Facebook ( unless Nanna says she had a nice visit with your neighbors from 20 years ago) Talk to each other without judging immediately based on party affiliation. We have a ton of issues to address as a Country. Don’t fall for the distractions. Continue to make America move forward, while holding dearly to our moral compass and belief we live one of the greatest countries on the planet. We have to talk to go forward. We just need to start doing a better job of listening.

jke

Flannery attacks a fellow endorsed democrat candidate and we will see if they even attempt to live up to their own bylaw "Section 8. The LCDC shall have the right to remove anyone from office and/or membership for failure to uphold the rules and principles of the Democratic Party of Virginia (particularly as set forth in the State Party Plan), including but not limited to public support for, endorsement of, or assistance to any candidate opposed to a Democratic nominee."


amerigirl

It says "shall have", it gives them the right if they feel it is necessary. It's not a mandatory thing.


LoudounClear

Sorry if you find that Democrats are capable of thinking for themselves. If they couldn't, they'd be wearing the mark of the know nothings (the MAGA hat)

WellIsntThatSpecial

I was a Democrat my entire life basically only because my parents were. I didn’t pay close attention to politics for a lot of years while raising a family. But when I started really paying attention during Trump's campaign and saw how Democrats tried to discredit him with lies about him being a racist etc, and then after he won, not-so-secretly met the day of his inauguration and vowed to go against everything he tried to do, even when it was things they normally would have approved of, that was it for me! And seeing Democrats turning a blind eye and/or supporting Hillary's obvious abuse of power, I have totally lost respect for the Democrat Party. I think local Democrat candidates have their Congressional colleagues in Washington to thank for their losses if they lose.





amerigirl

Well, isn’t that a little close to plagiarism? Democrats didn’t have to try to discredit trump, he did that all by himself. It was all of trumps lies, an unprecedented in all of politics, averaging 13 a day but the rate has dramatically since impeachment started. Who vowed to go against everything he tried to do? That never happened, probably another one of his lies to get sympathy from his base. No democrats had to say he was a racist, he was the one making those racist remarks, and executive orders. You don’t need to be a expert to see it. Do you have a clue as to how many times Hillary has been investigated over and over on the same things and the republicans still can’t find anything on her? What was the abuse of power? Please, tell! What loses, didn’t you hear about the blue wave? There is a reason it happened and there is a reason it is going to happen again in 2020.


LongtimeLoudouner

I was a Republican my entire life basically only because my parents were. I didn’t pay close attention to politics for a lot of years while raising a family. But when I started really paying attention during Obama’s first campaign and saw how Republicans tried to discredit him with lies about his birthplace etc, and then after he won, secretly met the day of his inauguration and vowed to go against everything he tried to do, even when it was things they normally would have approved of, that was it for me! And now seeing Republicans turning a blind eye and/or supporting Trump’s obvious abuse of power, I have totally lost respect for the Republican Party. I think local Republican candidates have their Congressional colleagues in Washington to thank for their losses if they lose.


Well played! Lol!

CindyLou

Straight up Democrat!!!! I don't care if Micky Mouse and Donald Duck are running, after this mess I won't ever vote Republican again! Oh wait, Micky Mouse is President right now, so Donald Duck will have to be on the ballot alone!!!!


ace10

So you support the anti-Semite candidate from the 86th District?


marv

True "Yellow Dog" philosophy.


Matthew

Voting a strait ticket for either party is reserved for people who don't take the time to research candidates. I care way too much about this county to do that. The problem is trying to figure out which ones are simply telling voters what they want to here. Both sides are saying they will deal with our toll problem; however, every preceding elected politician has stated something similar, yet our tolls keep going skyward.

amerigirl

agree! I voted for a few republicans because they have already done what I consider a good job. If it ain't broke........

RandomName2019

The only problem I have with the whole "all Democrat" thing is in positions where we need the elected to do jobs. I don't like the Sheriff but at least he has experience. I tried talking to the guy running for Commissioner and he doesn't even know what the job is. I just feel like the people enforcing our laws and taxing us should have know how to do those jobs before we put them in these positions.

Chris McHale

I voted for 2 Democrats, 1 write in vote nobody for that last one of "Pick 3" (I don't know what they do so it's kind of tough to pick the right candidate, that's on me). The remainders were Republicans. I voted a straight ticket on the bonds issues, NO across the board.

BobOhneiserEsq

LoudounPulse, Excellent observation! When only 28% of the registered voters show up to vote in a local election there is more partisan preference than free choice. If . the "MAJORITY" of Loudoun voters would finally decide to use their right to vote we would see a lot of the partisan dead wood/ developer paid incumbents voted OUT! Tell your neighbors to make the right choice and VOTE!


jke

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS



Chair-John Whitbeck Jr., Republican



Algonkian Suzanne Volpe, Republican, Incumbent



33rd District-Suzanne Fox, Republican



Commissioner of the Revenue Bob Wertz Jr., Republican



Commonwealth’s Attorney Nicole Wittmann, Republican



Sheriff-Michael Chapman, Republican, Incumbent



Treasurer-H. Roger Zurn Jr., Republican, Incumbent







SCHOOL BOARD



REPUBLICAN ENDORSED CANDIDATES



At-Large Julie Sisson



Algonkian -Melanie Turner







Soil and Water Conservation District



REPUBLICAN ENDORSED CANDIDATES



-George Melik-Agamirian



-Marina Schumacher, Incumbent



-Jasvinder (Jimmy) Singh


amerigirl

No surprise there, you never even look at their policies. Good luck with your wish list, you're going to need it. I guess Whitbeck like losing to Wexton so much he's going for it again.


amerigirl

Chair-John Whitbeck Jr., Republican, Loser To Phyllis J. Randall.

Algonkian Suzanne Volpe, Republican, Incumbent Loser to Juli E. Briskman.

33rd District-Suzanne Fox, Republican, Loser to Jennifer Boysko.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Nicole Wittmann, Republican, Loser to Buta Biberaj.

At-Large Julie Sisson Loser to Denise R. Corbo.

Algonkian -Melanie Turner Atoosa R. Reaser.

Soil and Water Conservation District

-George Melik-Agamirian and -Marina Schumacher, losers to John P. Flannery, *Marina R. Schumacher and Michelle C. Thomas

At least these republicans won, but I voted for them also, maybe I’m their lucky charm.

Bob Wertz, Mike Chapman, and Roger Zurn.

Chris McHale

Why bother putting an unopposed candidate on the ballot, just hand him/her the office.


EdMyers

I refuse to vote for unopposed candidates. They will win but I always hope with less than 50% of the voters to encourage competition next time.


amerigirl

Maybe it's to hold the space so they have a spot for write-ins. Just a guess.


jke

It is a boo boo, BOB WERTZ is running for Commissioner of the Revenue and ROGER ZURN is running for Treasurer.


jke

Well you have the sorry part correct!


LoudounPulse

It would be interesting to see who would win if you removed Democrat & Republican from candidates names.


RandomName2019

I think that only the state candidates have a party affiliation on the ballot.

Matthew

I do not believe party affiliation is listed for the school board positions, so it is important to research ahead of voting. Can't take the lazy way out by "strait" ticket voting.

EdMyers

We now know the depth of corruption for personal gain and the willingness to cover up misdeeds and ignore the rule of law by the federal executive branch. Any politician that supports Trump is unfit for public office. Vote accordingly.


Duncan Idaho

Ed: Correct. I was a reliable Republican voter but now I need to check to see how much they kiss up to Trump. Volpe (my district on the BOS) fails the test.


amerigirl

You forgot to mention how many times he has violated the Constitution. Funny, during the Obama era the right tried to say everything he did was unconstitutional when it wasn't. They were strong supporters of the Constitution until trump started tearing it up.


vaminuteman

Obama was the biggest violator of the constitution in our history. He did not believe in separation of powers and congress was just a bump in the road for him. He acted liked a dictator.

amerigirl

vaminuteman it sounds like you are talking about trump. Back it up. Show son me evidence.

vaminuteman

Alright amerigirl. Let me count the ways.

1. Illegally arming Mexican drug cartels in Fast and Furious.

2. Attempting to shut down gun stores outside of law. Operation Choke Point

3. Spent tax dollars to resettle illegals inside US

4. Using executive action to restrict Second amendment

5. Illegally targeted conservative groups via IRS

6. Secretly obtained phone records from AP journalists

7. Carried out military operations in Libya without congressional approval

8. Supported Bush unconstitutional Patriot Act

9. Detention of US citizens without filing any charges

10. Warrant less wiretaps

11. Had 4 US citizens killed without judicial process

12.Ordered Boeing to shut down SC plan and fire 1000 employees non union

13.Lied about letting people keep their health insurance

14. Lied about the cost of OBAMAcare

15. Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyist and falsely claimed the money was for green energy

16. Had armed SWAT agents raid a guitar factory because it was owned by a Republican

17. Appointed all the csars and not approved by Senate

18.Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands

19. Illegally demanded payment for FOI requests

20. Made recess appointments when congress was in session and then they were overturned by court

21. Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreigners

22.Lied about the Bengazi attack

23. Falsely claimed Fast and Furious stated by Bush

24. Refused to fire Katherine Sebelius for violations of Hatch Act

25.Added 20000 pages to Obamacare with congress

26.Asked contractors to disclose political donations before bidding

27.Asked Attorney General Holder to investigate himself for lying many times under oath.

28. Refused to fire 1000 IRS employees who used government credit cards illegally

29 Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46 M to illegals who used the same address

30. Falsely guaranteed that people could keep their doctor

I have dozens more if you need them. No way can you defend dictator Obama

Well said EdMyers, the issue is so many people don’t see it. I talk to GOP friends, and ask how they can support the party. They’ve always said, a moral compass with a Cristian foundation, fiscal restraint and free market capitalism. Now I ask them and the response is, “what is being done about Biden!..?

Duncan Idaho

Sorry I can't vote against Debbie Rose, who mistakenly voted to close schools during the Republican primary voting in 2016.


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