Member of the Loudoun Democratic Committee on Thursday elected Lissa Savaglio as their new chairwoman.
She fills the seat previously held since 2018 by Al Nevarez, who resigned in June citing family matters. Savaglio was elected to serve as the committee’s co-vice chairwoman last year after serving as the Broad Run District chairwoman.
During the July 11 meeting at the Brambleton Library, Rey Cheatham Banks was elected vice chairwoman, joining Vice Chairwoman Shelley Tamres. David Bauer continues as secretary and Robert Latham continues treasurer.
In a statement announcing the results, the committee highlighted the significance of having three women in the top leadership roles: “At a time when women are still fighting on local, state, and national levels for protections against domestic and sexual abuse, equal pay, and equal rights, LCDC’s women leaders are in touch with an energized base of the Democratic Party who are ready for major change in November.”
Savaglio said she will be helping the effort to flip the General Assembly from Republican control in November’s election.
“Voters are frustrated and tired of backwards thinking that doesn’t fund schools, doesn’t give equal protection to women, and doesn’t provide basic gun safety protections to families,” she stated.
“LCDC has a strong slate of nominated and endorsed candidates to compete across the board,” Banks stated. “Our shared values and outreach into all communities across Loudoun County ensures we are in touch with voters and that extreme right values will not succeed.”