The party affiliation of incumbent Loudoun County Sheriff Donald L. Lacy was given incorrectly in last week's Weekly. Lacy, who is not seeking reelection this year, is a Republican.
Loudoun County residents will have a chance to vote in four primary races June 14, including a contest among three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for sheriff.
Incumbent Loudoun County Sheriff Donald L. Lacy, a Democrat, announced this year that he will not seek reelection. Lacy was put on probation by a Virginia judge last summer after a special grand jury cited him for misconduct, misusing county funds and intimidating department employes. The jury had no power to indict him.
On the Republican primary ballot June 14 is a contest for the 33rd District Senate seat. The winner of that two-way race will face incumbent Democrat Charles L. Waddell in November.
There is a primary race between two Democrats for commissioner of revenue and a two-person contest in the Dulles magisterial district to decide which Democrat will run for the Board of Supervisors seat this fall.
The Republican nominee for the Leesburg seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will be selected at a May 21 mass meeting, and the Democratic nominee for the Broad Run seat will be chosen at a June 11 mass meeting.
House of Delegates seats in the 32nd and 33rd Districts are on the ballot in Loudoun County this fall. However, there are no primaries in either party for the House seats.
All eight seats of the Board of Supervisors are up for election this fall, but there are only three party nominations being contested. There are fall elections for the county's commonwealth attorney, the county treasurer and the county clerk to the court, none of which involves a primary.
Following is a list and brief description of each of the candidates running in the June 11 primaries as well as of those who will be considered at party mass meetings in May and June. June 14 Primary Races: Sheriff (Democrats):
Republicans already have chosen Leonard W. McDonald.
John R. Isom, 41, of Sterling, is a 20-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department, where he is a captain. He says he is qualified to run because of his background in law enforcement administration, investigation, and communications.
"The lack of leadership in the sheriff's office has been so evident in the last few years, I think the county needs someone with my kind of experience," Isom said.
Joseph Roger Etienne, 29, of Leesburg, is special projects director with Universal Printing Service in Stering. He was a Virginia state trooper in Loudoun County for five years and says that experience gives him an advantage.
"I know which areas need improvement and would ensure proper hiring procedures, fair and equal treatment to all citizens, including blacks and teens, and would increase public relations so that citizens can get to know the police and be willing to assist and cooperate more," he said.
James Boyd, 47, of Sterling, is president of the NICO Development Corp. and owner of Dominion Skating Rinks. He ran in the Democratic primary for sheriff two years ago and says he is running again because he could not find a candidate he could support.
"I have no law enforcement background at all," Boyd said. "But I have a common knowledge of what the law is and feel that with my administrative background and experience in the county I can serve as sheriff." Boyd said he would promote the neighborhood watch program and institute educational programs for young people unaware of the consequences of criminal activity. State Senate Seat, 33rd District (Republicans):
Lonnie B. Bridges, 40, of Hamilton, has been director of buildings and energy with the Loudoun County school system for eight years. He formerly lived in New Market, Va., and served on the Warren County Planning Commission. This is the first time he has run for elected office.
"I know with my experience in business and with my negotiating abilities I can do a beneficial job for the people of the 33rd District," he said. Bridges said he would support raising the minimum drinking age in Virginia to 21, increasing state support for teachers' salaries and allowing citizens to place legislation on the state agenda through initiative and referendum.
Daniel Kurt Moller, 33, is a Reston attorney who has never run for elected office. He is seeking the Republican nomination, he said, because he believes incumbent Democrat Waddell has provided "ineffective leadership."
"I believe transportation is the number one issue for people in Loudoun and Fairfax counties, and I would work to get roads completed and to get the Federal Aviation Administration to rethink their plans to crack down on Dulles Airport highway backtrackers," Moller said. "I would also work to raise state funding levels for teachers and provide a law to allow teachers to dispense reasonable discipline." Dulles Supervisor's Seat (Democrats):
Incumbent Democrat Travis L. Sample has announced he will not seek reelection, and Republicans already have chosen James E. Clarke.
Ann B. Kavanagh, 41, of Sterling, is a teacher in the Fairfax County school system and also works "as a wife and mother," she said. She served on the Loudoun County School Board for nine years, but is not on it now.
"I have gained the background that will be needed in dealing with the problems Loudoun will be facing in the next 10 to 15 years," she said. "One of the big issues for the Dulles District will be handling commercial and industrial growth and the board needs someone who will listen to what people all across the district want."
Darrell E. Rodgers, 57, is an engineer and land surveyer from Broad Run Farms who says he is running for the Dulles seat because he has been observing the board for more than 20 years and believes "it could be done a lot better."
"The county is coming into an era when it will need careful oversight, to make sure that instead of development leading the county the county leads development," Rodgers said. "I think the county will need professional advisers, not just politicians, and my expertise would be an asset." Commissioner of Revenue:
Richard L. Thomas is the Republican candidate. Democrats:
Lee T. Keyes, 64, of Leesburg, is the three-term incumbent Democrat and is running for reelection because he says he enjoys the job.
"I've been involved in a number of projects here that I would like to see finished up," Keyes said. He has guided the office through conversion to a data-processing system and says he wants to finish compiling maps for the county.
John S. Witul, 66, of Leesburg, has worked for nine years as a license inspector in the Loudoun County Commission of Revenue and says he believes the county needs "a drastic change" in the way the office is run.
"We need progressive changes, including getting involved in the legislative process in Richmond and having input in state decisions," Witul said. "I have exceptionally good knowledge of the functions of the office and would bring about that change." Mass Meeting Nominations: Broad Run Supervisor's Seat (Democrats):
The nominee for the Broad Run seat will be selected at a party mass meeting June 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Seneca Ridge Middle School.
Carl F. Henrickson, 33, of Broad Run, has held the seat for two terms. He works in computer sales and would like to keep his office because he says he believes he has helped lay the groundwork for the decisions the board will face in the next decade.
"I think over the past eight years I have set an agenda for change in county government that has begun to take place, including improving teacher salaries, updating management and budget processes and increasing economic development," Henrickson said. "But the county is on the threshold of bigger changes, and I would like to assist in setting the county's direction."
David E. Waldron, 36, of Sugarland Run, is a steam fitter with the John J. Kirlin Co., a mechanical engineering firm in Rockville. He is running for elected office for the first time because he says he believes Henrickson has not given the district the "most desirable" representation.
"The person in the office should be more responsive to the people," Waldron said. "They should vote in a way the majority of the people in the district would like to see. I would support keeping the sheriff's department a sheriff's department and efforts to improve the quality of education in Loudoun County."
No Republican has declared for the seat. Leesburg Supervisor's Seat (Republicans):
The nominee for the Leesburg seat will be chosen at a party mass meeting May 21 at 9 a.m. in the Loudoun County High School in Leesburg.
Royce Lee Givens Jr., 38, is a Leesburg lawyer who hasnot run for local office before. He says he believes he is better equipped to take care of the future than Democratic incumbent Frank Raflo, who is unopposed for the party nomination.
"I'm qualified for the job because I grew up in Fairfax County and saw how development proceeded there and the problems it caused," Givens said. "I think the Fairfax experience is coming to Loudoun and I don't see any good solutions being implemented by the office holder."
Brian T. Kelley, 37, of Leesburg, is the assistant credit manager for Western Union electronic mail. He is running for office for the first time and says he thinks he is the man for the job because he has fresh ideas and a new perspective.
"I don't think the sitting board has looked down the road five or 10 years," Kelley said. "We need to attract environmentally clean business to increase the tax base and offset the costs of providing services as the population grows in the near future."