Staton Jumps into Board Race as Replacement in Ashburn

The Loudoun County Republican Committee announced Monday that Mick Staton would file to replace Rich McMunn as the party’s nominee for Ashburn District Board of Supervisors seat. 

McMunn stepped out of the race, saying he plans to take a job out of state.

Staton, the son-in-law of retiring state Senator Richard H. Black, represented the former Sugarland Run District on the county board for one term, 2004-2008.
“I was pleased to support Rich’s candidacy,” Staton in an announcement of the switch. “I am sorry that he has ended his campaign, but I am honored to have been asked to serve again. I have been an Ashburn resident for 10 years and my prior experience as a Loudoun Supervisor will serve the district well.”

“While it would have been a great honor to serve on the Board of Supervisors, my family and I have decided to pursue an incredible employment opportunity that has arisen outside Virginia,” McMunn stated. “We are extremely fortunate that former Supervisor Mick Staton has stepped up to replace me as the nominee and he has my full support and endorsement.Mick will make a great supervisor for the people of Ashburn.”

Virginia law permits the local committee to pick a replacement nominee in the event of vacancy for local office no later than 60 days before the November election. LCRC Chairwoman Sharon Sadler said she expects the committee formally certify Staton as the replacement nominee at the July 22 meeting.

Staton said his top priorities entering the race are keeping taxes low, bringing more jobs to Loudoun County, and protecting the existing communities of Ashburn.“Loudoun County is the best place to live in Virginia, and we need to make sure it stays that way,” he said.

8 thoughts on “Staton Jumps into Board Race as Replacement in Ashburn

  • 2019-07-15 at 4:30 pm

    Staton was in cahoots with Bruce Tulloch when they overthrew elected Chairman Scott York in what amounted to a coup by development-at-any-cost advocates. When Staton ran for election is 2007, he was tossed from office by a Susan Buckley, who garnered almost 60% of the vote.

  • 2019-07-15 at 4:37 pm

    I just don’t see how the Dick Black clan has anything left to offer. When Higgins and Staton lose in November, maybe the Republican party will go back to nominating people that can actually win a general election instead of just a party convention. The democrats aren’t nominating better candidates. They’re just nominating people that are less worse than the hard right religious republicans.

    • 2019-07-15 at 5:10 pm

      Mick Staton and Geary Higgins are superb candidates, who will fight for our kids, our rights, and for low taxes. So this atheist doesn’t care that they are “religious.” They are good men that we can trust!

  • 2019-07-15 at 4:50 pm

    Mick Staton is a great choice for Ashburn District Supervisor!

  • 2019-07-16 at 8:46 am

    Naysayers will complain that is what they do.
    There will be no convention.
    We are not electing a clan but a MAN, Mick Staton.
    The foe is a never do well except when he was in the military, politics is not his forte. BTW has he posted anymore pictures where he refers to Ivanka as a dog?

  • 2019-07-17 at 10:42 pm

    About time the school system coughed this one up. It’s a very historic building and should not just be used for storage. I think the Loudoun Museum should consider moving in there. Much bigger, has some parking, and more functional perhaps than the current Loudoun Street location — a building the town owns and can put to better use.

  • 2019-07-19 at 6:17 am

    Wrong thread?
    Rich McMunn, a loss for Virginia yet Mick Staton has the credentials to move into and win the vacated position, a win for Ashburn. Sometimes it is good when we are lucky!

  • 2019-07-24 at 2:06 pm

    You know what would be super great? Politicians who used recent photos. Maybe 10-years-ago Mick can meet up with 20-years-ago Leesburg Mayor Burk and work on a project together.

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