Jill Turgeon formally kicked off her campaign for the county’s at-large chairman seat on the Board of Supervisors with a celebration June 6 at Dog Money in Leesburg.
Turgeon, who’s in her seventh year on the Loudoun County School Board, is running for the county’s top post. The seat is currently held by first-term Democrat Phyllis J. Randall, who has not yet announced whether she’ll run for reelection in November 2019.
Turgeon said she wanted to launch her campaign early to give herself time to hear from residents across the county about what issues they’re most concerned about. “I wanted time to get out and meet with people across the county to talk to them about what their needs are and concerns are—to help build my platform off of input from the community rather than coming in with my own platform,” she said.
Turgeon said she’ll focus on six key areas in her election bid and if elected: fostering strong, supportive communities; sustaining a robust local economy; promoting fiscal policy that reflects conservative principles; valuing the individual by protecting personal freedoms; respecting differences, while striving to find common ground; and honoring the unique characteristics of each region within Loudoun.
Before being elected to the School Board in 2011, Turgeon taught second-grade at Cool Spring Elementary School in Leesburg. She served as vice chairwoman of the School Board from 2012 to 2015. Although she serves in a non-partisan position as a School Board member, she said she plans to seek the endorsement of the Loudoun County Republican Committee in her run for the Board of Supervisors.
Follow her campaign at facebook.com/jillforchair.