Loudoun County Voters

Seven nominees for elected office will be up for a vote in upcoming party primaries as the General Election draws closer.

In arguably the marquee primary race, Catoctin Supervisor Geary Higgins and Broad Run Supervisor Ron Meyer will face each other in a state-run June 11 Republican primary for the state Senate's 13th District seat. The seat comes open after state Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) decided to step down after serving two terms in the Senate and four in the House of Delegates. Current state Del. John Bell will be the Democratic nominee, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

On a more local level, incumbent Republican Tony Buffington and attorney Florian Hauswiesner be up for their party's nomination for the Blue Ridge Supervisor seat. The Blue Ridge Republican nominee will be selected on May 4 when the Loudoun GOP meets for its convention at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Republican voters convening at 10 a.m.

Candidates who have submitted Candidate Filing Forms to the nominations committee chairperson will be considered for the voting process. Only those candidates who have properly filed for Republican nomination for public offices will be considered; nominations from the floor will not be allowed, according to a party statement.

Republicans will announce the House of Delegates 86th District nominee on April 25 at the Fairfax Christian School in Dulles. The mass meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-86th) currently holds the seat following a February special election to replace Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-32nd), who moved on to the state Senate.

Five seats will be up for a vote in the Democratic primaries on June 11.

For the Board of Supervisors, incumbent Koran Saines will face challenger Ibrahim Abdul Moiz in the Sterling District.

In the 87th House District, Akshay Bhamidipati, Hassan Minhaj Ahmad, Suhas Subramanyan and Johanna Gusman are seeking the Democratic nomination.

Incumbent Barbara Favola and Nicole Merlene are competing for the state Senate's 31st District Democratic nomination, and incumbent Jennifer Boysko and Sharafat Hussain are fighting for the 33rd District nod.

Loudoun County Democrats will announce their nominees for the Dulles District Board of Supervisors race on May 9, and on May 11 endorsements for non-partisan School Board and the Soil and Water Conservation seats will be announced.

Democratic candidates for the Dulles District seat are required to submit a completed Declaration of Candidacy form by May 2 to the Democratic Committee Chair. The nominee will be determined during voting at a May 9 Unassembled Caucus from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gum Spring Library in Stone Ridge. 

Republican Matt Letourneau, who is seeking re-election, currently represents the Dulles District on the Board of Supervisors. 

Candidates seeking endorsements for non-partisan offices like School Board and the Soil and Water Conservation seat are required to submit a completed Request for Endorsement form by April 25 to the Democratic Committee Chair. Voting will take place during a May 11 Caucus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Station at 215 Loudoun St. SW.

Thirty-two local offices are up for election this November, including all General Assembly, Board of Supervisors and School Board seats. Loudoun will also elect a sheriff, treasurer, commissioner of the revenue and commonwealth's attorney.

(4) comments

Loudoun citizens

Although I'm certainly no fan of Ron Meyer, I'm deeply concerned over Higgins blatant Conflicts of Interest. As someone once said, "the lesser of two evils is still evil"! I wish Mike Buscher would have stayed in the race but from what I understand he is being offered a position with the current Administration.

Chris McHale

Since we lack term limits I will vote against every candidate regardless of party that has been in the same office for 2 terms.

Concerned

Sup Higgins violated campaign law by not attributing a donation to his campaign made by me and reporting it after he was elected. Sleazy? Yup. He also tried to give the Waterford Gentrification $200,000 from the G.A.'s budget. When he was unsuccessful, he siphoned $150,000 from county ToT funds so they could "repair their finances". Never mind they have over 6 million in assets and run a successful wedding business, subdivided a number of farms, don't pay property tax all in the name of "preservation". Say what? He also gave Loudoun Mutual Insurance $42,000 to help pay the costs to re-zone their property commercial, in a historic district. He, assuming we are "dumb hillbillies" suggest it was an oversight that took place decade ago. What a joke and a lie! Never mind they have 44 million in assets. He re-zoned the property upon which a mega gas station will be built along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, all in the name of "preservation" (NOT). But, all is well and good when you are helping developer attorney Randy Michew's clients. The real sleazes are those that smile while they do the dirty work for friends and break the law. So, naturally, Dick Black would endorse Higgins.

amerigirl

Oh that is sleazy, Makes you wonder if he was taking kickbacks.

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