Loudoun County, Virginia is a key territory in state and national political contests. It is a strongly liberal county, having voted for Democrats in the last four presidential elections. Residents who wish to represent the Democratic or Republican Party should contact the local committee to learn about party regulations and activities. In the last presidential election, 61.5% of the population voted for Democrats, 36.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted for the Independent Party.
Republican Ed Gillespie took over the county last year and nearly ousted Republican Senator Matt Letourneau. Democrat Puja Khanna and Republican Ed Gillespie clashed in a debate in September. Mike Clancy, a Loudoun County resident who last year sought the Republican nomination for the 10th congressional district, announced in October: Welcome to Loudoun County, a thriving suburb an hour west of Washington, where dramatic political changes and intrigue have been commonplace for years. A newcomer to politics challenges the current Broad Run district board supervisor, arguing that her experience in the military and as a government contractor make her ideal to help make county government more efficient.
Loudoun County Democratic President Valerie Suzdak said the party will focus on education and, in particular, will advocate for kindergarten to last all day. Loudoun County is known for its sometimes unbearable traffic and underfunded schools. A federal lawsuit filed by Denise Kofoid Corbo, At Large, a member of the Loudoun County School Board, has been dismissed, alleging that other board members discriminated against her by not allowing her to vote remotely at meetings. In conclusion, Loudoun County is a key territory in state and national political contests. It is a strongly liberal county that has voted for Democrats in the last four presidential elections. Residents who wish to represent either party should contact their local committee to learn about party regulations and activities.