Following a year when Democrats scored unexpected victories in the House of Delegates races, party activists on Saturday moved to build on that momentum by ushering in new leadership at the county level.
More than 240 Democrats attended the Loudoun County Democratic Committee’s organizational caucus at Loudoun County High School to select the officers, including Alfonso Nevarez as its new chairman.
Nevarez was the top vote-getter in the chairman’s race. He defeated Leesburg Town Councilman Marty Martinez, who has held the post for the past two years, Steve Ames, and Guy Potucek. Nevarez is a longtime LCDC member who has held several leadership posts, including vice chairman. He twice ran to represent the Sterling District on the Board of Supervisors.
Shelley Tamres and Lissa Savaglio were elected to serve as vice chairwomen from a field of five candidates. Tamres previously served as committee secretary and Savaglio served as Broad Run District chairwoman.
Running unopposed, Robert Latham, a founder and former president of the Loudoun Young Democrats, is the committee’s new treasurer. David Bauer was unopposed in his bid to serve as the committee’s secretary.