Editor: Just like those neighbors who decorate for Christmas before Halloween, one political party in Loudoun has already prematurely started the 2019 campaign. The Loudoun County Democratic Committee leadership held a kickoff event Sunday night to announce their predetermined slate of candidates—months before a single primary voter could make their voice heard.
In a move that can only be described as anti-democratic, Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall introduced her hand-selected group of Democratic candidates to run for local office. Many announced Democratic candidates were not featured at her event, which was followed by a press release on LCDC letterhead and included only Randall’s chosen candidates.
The Democratic Party rigged the 2016 nomination for Hillary Clinton using super-delegates. Now in Loudoun, Chair Randall is trying to rig the voters out of a choice in the 2019 primary. Voters decide elections not elected officials. These shrewd tactics show Loudoun Democrats want to pick candidates who will make 2019 about national politics, not local issues. They don’t want a local race, because local Loudoun Republicans are delivering results: new roads, new libraries, new parks, lower taxes, more jobs, and larger investments in education.
The Loudoun County Republican Committee plans to announce its candidates after primary voters choose them next year.
Jim Bonfils, Chairman
Loudoun County Republican Committee