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.