There's another three-way race for supervisor shaping up in Loudoun's Broad Run District.
Tim Powers, co-chairman of the Loudoun Taxpayers Alliance and a Washington lobbyist, said yesterday that he planned to get into the race as an independent. Powers has been an active Republican.
Powers, 35, of Cascades, would be competing against Republican nominee Bruce E. Tulloch and Democrat Charles A. Harris. Tulloch won the GOP nomination after defeating two other opponents in the May 22 Republican primary.
Powers said he wants to get into the race because he thinks that Tulloch is too friendly with developers and incumbent board Chairman Dale Polen Myers (R-At Large), who was defeated by Supervisor Scott K. York (R-Sterling) in the primary. York ran on a slow-growth platform.
Powers said the contest would be about whether to "continue the Dale Myers-Bruce Tulloch model of continued tax subsidized residential development or do we go in another direction and that is the direction under the leadership of Scott York."
Tulloch rejected Powers's assertion that he has close ties to developers, saying that he has fought the Dulles Town Center mall and other projects. Myers supported Tulloch in the primary, but Tulloch said he was not closely allied with her.
Short and Sweet Board Meeting
Yesterday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting may have set a record, proclaimed Supervisor Joan G. Rokus (R-Leesburg). But not the kind you might think.
It was short.
The meeting lasted an hour -- far faster than the typical talk-a-thon. The meetings often last all morning and sometimes well into the afternoon.
One of the reasons for the short length: Board members unanimously agreed to every item on the agenda, another rarity.
Rokus chaired the meeting, filling in for Chairman Dale Polen Myers (R-At Large), who was away.
Cascades `Reformer' Moves On
The "reformers" on the board of directors of the Cascades Community Association are about to lose a founding member.
James Leavengood, who won a seat on the board in elections in December, when homeowners were given a 7-2 majority, has put his five-bedroom house on the market and moved to Old Town Alexandria. He was one of four homeowners on the board who attempted to change policies set by the board when it was controlled by Greenvest, the community's developer.
While Leavengood waits to sell his house in the Lowes Island section of Cascades, he continues to serve on the board -- attending meetings and casting votes -- which he is allowed to do because he still owns property.
Resigning is another choice for Leavengood, but he said he doesn't intend to pursue that option just yet. The bylaws are silent on the issue of whether a homeowner who no longer lives in the community can continue to serve, said Suzanne Volpe, board president.