Florian Hauswiesner, an international business attorney and special counsel to the Austrian Embassy, has announced he will challenge incumbent Supervisor Tony R. Buffington (R-Blue Ridge) at the Republican nominating convention May 4.
“I immigrated to the United States in search of Liberty. I love living in Loudoun County and want to help the county grow responsibly. We need better transportation and land use policies. We need to lower our taxes while improving our schools and public safety,” Hauswiesner said in a prepared statement. “I am disappointed in our current supervisor’s performance. He hasn’t taken his job seriously. We need a change.”
Hauswiesner said Buffington is “disengaged with the community.” He said he would focus on fixing Rt. 50 congestion and bringing jobs to Loudoun.
“I’m business attorney, so I’m a small business owner, so I have a lot of clients, they’re investing all over the U.S.—a lot of clients all over the place,” Hauswiesner said. “So, I kind of understand what they’re looking for.”
Hauswiesner is a past president of the Aldie Heritage Association and managing member of the Hauswiesner Law Group in Tysons Corner. He has been an active member of the opposition to the Board of Supervisors’ plans to build a new firehouse in Aldie, where he lives with his family.
The winner in the convention voting will face Democrat Tia Walbridge in November.
The Blue Ridge District seat on the county board is the only contested race in the GOP’s convention for local offices.
Others who have filed to be Republican nominees in the Board of Supervisors election are: John Whitbeck, county chairman at-large; incumbent Suzanne Volpe, Algonkian District; Rich W. McMunn, Ashburn District; Jim Bonfils, Broad Run District; Caleb Kershner, Catoctin District; incumbent Matthew Letourneau, Dulles District; and Stephen Grant, Sterling District.
Read more about Hauswiesner’s campaign at florian4blueridge.com.