Hauswiesner Mounts Convention Challenge Against Buffington

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.

4 thoughts on “Hauswiesner Mounts Convention Challenge Against Buffington

  • 2019-03-26 at 10:09 am
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    Last evening Florian did not sign up to speak as he is not a LCRC member and did not know you had to. The chair looked to Buffington who gave the nod for Florian to speak. He lit into Buffington on roads, taxes and guns. Buffington had the rebuttal that ended the race for all intent and purposes last evening.

  • 2019-03-28 at 7:54 am
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    “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.”

    What?

  • 2019-03-30 at 12:11 pm
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    Lets see how the Republicans handle this one. The information found anywhere on what he is actually running on is limited at best. “Incumbent isn’t doing a good job”, okay how so?

    I see Buffington heavily engaged across Blue Ridge. It is a very diverse district and he seems to be balancing it well. I hear he has been fighting like mad to get other Board members to look at alternate sites for the sorely needed Aldie station. Where was Florian when the County was looking at sites years ago and acquired the current location? Sleeping in his country mansion while the buildings the town wants to preserve were rotting away. Oh, and giving to opponents last election.

    Seems short sighted if the Loudoun Republicans let this guy through their little convention.

  • 2019-04-03 at 8:40 am
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    I overheard this guy talking to a couple about the reasons why he’s running. Seems totally legit especially given where he lives, which he said something about being the battle line for western Loudoun. I don’t know much about him but Buffington sure does love developers and data centers and has been known to lie to constituents regularly (i mean in all fairness i guess that’s what politicians do). But nothing that Buffington has done in office during his term merits him being reelected. I’m betting on the new guy.

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