Focus now turns to November’s general election.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Loudoun County Republican Committee concluded its convention earlier today by selecting Scott K. York and Mike Chapman to represent the party in races for county chairman and sheriff, respectively. York, who left the party two election cycles ago, narrowly defeated former supervisor Steve Stockman. York, the incumbent in the race, will face Tom Bellanca in the Nov. 8 election. While York has shifted back into the party, former LCRC member Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson remains an Independent and will face Chapman, who defeated Ron Speakman by a far wider margin than York defeated Stockman. See coverage of the convention here, here and here. [Correction: This story previously had a typo in the last paragraph about who York defeated; it …
GOP to nominate candidates for sheriff, county chairman, while Democrats select opponent for Delgaudio.
Loudoun County’s respective political party committees have few candidates to select in today’s nominating processes since most nominations are uncontested. Republicans The Loudoun County Republican Committee will gather at Tuscarora High School to select candidates for county chairman and sheriff. For the rest of the contests, the event is a formality to identify the official nominees. For chairman, Republican delegates can choose between incumbent Scott K. York and Steve Stockman, another Republican who has served Loudoun as an Independent in the past. Stockman left office as supervisor in 1991, just as York was becoming more involved with county government as a planning commissioner. That’s also when a countywide chairman was added to…