Jill Turgeon, the School Board member who was vying for the county’s at-large chairman seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, has suspended her campaign.
Turgeon announced in February her plans to run for the county chairman seat, a position currently held by first-term Democrat Phyllis J. Randall. But she told the Loudoun County Republican Committee tonight that she would put her run on hold.
“As my friends, you all know that I have an unwavering commitment to faith and to family. Therefore, I must change my path at this time in service of those priorities,” she said in a prepared statement. “Without providing a lot of detail tonight, my husband is struggling with a serious health matter that will take my full and unfettered attention.”
She said that her family faces a long and difficult journey over the next year.
Turgeon thanked members of the Republican committee for their support and said she still has a strong desire to lead the people of Loudoun County and she intends to resume that effort at the earliest opportunity. “I will not forget you. I love this county, as do you, and I will be back in front of you, when the time is right,” she said. “In the meantime, please do not forget me, I ask for your constant prayers for my family.”
She plans to finish out her second term on the Loudoun County School Board, representing the Blue Ridge District.