20-year Navy Veteran Rich McMunn has announced his candidacy for Ashburn District seat on the Board of Supervisors.
“I’m running for Supervisor because there is more work to be done,” McMunn stated. “I never thought I would run for office, but I’ve experienced the high tolls and the congested roads that Ashburn families face every single day. Solid plans to solve some of these issues have been put in place, but we need to ensure that they are properly implemented. The proposed Greenway alternative is a great example of a project that needs to be completed as quickly as possible.”
According to a press releases announcing his campaign, McMunn’s priorities will be to fight high tolls, reduce congestion, accelerate road projects that bypass the Greenway, invest in education, keep taxes low, ensure proper growth around the new Metro stations, and enhance green space in Ashburn.
“I have two young daughters in Loudoun County Public Schools” McMunn stated. “I want them to have every opportunity to succeed and grow in their education. And when they come home, I want to be able to enjoy the outdoors. I will work tirelessly to make Loudoun County the best place to live, work, and play in the Commonwealth.”
McMunn served as a Navy submariner for 20 years. Following his retirement, he moved to Ashburn with his two daughters and his wife, Debbie. McMunn is site director for Sentinel Data Centers in Loudoun.
He will seek the Republican nomination at the party’s May 4 Convention at Stone Bridge High School. If he is nominated, he will likely face Mike Turner, the only declared Democrat so far in the race. Both seek to replace two-term incumbent Ralph M. Buona (R-Ashburn), who has announced he will not seek reelection.