Sterling Supervisor Koran Saines (D) will continue his run for re-election after winning the Democratic nomination for his seat on Tuesday.
Saines won the primary with 52 percent of the vote compared to attorney Ibrahim Moiz’s 47 percent.
“Our campaign was won on grassroots energy and building a Sterling that works for everyone, and I look forward to all of us coming together over the next months to carry this vision forward,” Saines said on Facebook. “Thank you to the volunteers who believed in our vision of a brighter future for Sterling and worked tirelessly every day to bring home this win. This victory is as much yours as mine, and I am honored to be a part of it."
Saines will face at least one candidate, W. Damien P. Katsirsubus, who is running as an independent. Republicans have yet to field a challenger in the Sterling District.
A human resources worker, Saines highlighted his efforts on the board to secure investments for the district’s communities, schools and in transportation, highlighted by securing $7.8 million for the W&OD Trail bridge in the County Capital Improvement Program and recently exploring the creation of sanitary districts in Loudoun.
With a difference of 116 votes separating the candidates, Moiz said he is proud of his team.
“The voters that we were able to mobilize through our ground game shows Loudoun's elected officials that Sterling’s residents will turn out — if they are engaged,” Moiz said. “To all those who voted and supported my campaign and believed in my vision - thank you for your faith in me, putting your trust in me. I hope I didn’t disappoint you and I want you to know that Sterling, Loudoun County, and the commonwealth has not heard the last of me.”
Saines won the Sterling seat in 2015 with 51 percent of the vote over Eugene Delgaudio (R), who had held the seat for five terms.