Friday, February 05, 2016
Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall
As we enter February and Black History month, DemBiz is pleased to have Democrat Phyllis Randall, who defeated incumbent Loudoun County Chairman Scott York Nov. 3 to become the first African-American elected to Loudoun's governing body in the 21st century.
Women are half the human race, and they're half of black history, as well. Randall stunned local political observers by toppling the four-term incumbent York, Republican Charlie King and independent Tom Bellanca. With nearly 70,000 ballots cast and all precincts reporting, Randall held 24,613 votes to York's 19,891, King's 18,918 and Bellanca's 1,973.
Randall focused her nearly yearlong campaign around ethics reform and the need for a fresh face in government. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a code of ethics that holds the supervisors to high standards of personal conduct.
The 14-point policy declares that the supervisors should avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, and that they will treat one another, the public and staff members with professionalism, courtesy and respect. It also promises transparency in conducting public business and states that the board will support the rights and recognize the needs of all residents.
After the winter snowfall this weekend Senators were wide awake for a partisan engagement on the floor of the chamber Monday surrounding ethics reform and accountability issues. All those can look to Phyllis' leadership as we take on 30+ bill this session.
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