Per Off on a Tangentpolicy, candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. Winners are denoted with (w).
Virginia Senate, 13th
Dick Black (R):
Shawn Mitchell (D):
Virginia House, 87th
Mike Kondratick (D):
David Ramadan (R):
Loudoun Board (Chairman)
Thomas Bellanca (D):
Scott York (R):
Loudoun Board (Dulles)
Matthew Letourneau (R):
Larry Roeder (D):
H. Roger Zurn Jr. (R):
Michael Chapman (R):
Steve Simpson (I):
Ron Speakman (I):
Loudoun Com. Attorney
James Plowman (R):
Jennifer Wexton (D):
Loudoun Comm. of Revenue
Robert Wertz Jr. (R):
Loudoun Sch. Board (At-Large)
Loudoun Sch. Board (Dulles)
Loudoun S&W Conservation
Loudoun Fire Bonds
Loudoun School Bonds
Watch this space for news from important local and regional elections!
Nov. 7, 2011; 11:30 p.m.: Election live coverage is scheduled to begin at about 7pm on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8, 2011). Live results will be published above for all races in-which I have made an endorsement, and this live blog will include any noteworthy results from these and other races. Stay tuned!
Nov. 8, 2011; 7:00 p.m.: Live coverage is getting underway. Stay tuned for live results as they come in.
Nov. 8, 2011; 8:00 p.m.: Loudoun’s results have not yet begun to come in. Running a little slow this year.
Nov. 8, 2011; 8:23pm: Results finally beginning to come in. Off on a Tangent projects Bob Wertz (R) has been reelected as Loudoun Revenue Commissioner and Roger Zurn (R) has been reelected as Loudoun Treasurer (both running unopposed).
Nov. 8, 2011; 9:54pm: Off on a Tangent projects that the Loudoun County fire & rescue bonds referendum has passed.
Nov. 8, 2011; 10:10 p.m.: Off on a Tangent projects that Peter Rush (D), Chris Simmons (G), and James Wylie (I)—the three incumbent members of the Loudoun Soil & Water Commission Board—have won reelection (unopposed).
Nov. 8, 2011; 10:15pm: CNN and other media report that voters in Ohio have voted to repeal a state law limiting collective bargaining for public workers. Voters in Ohio have also voted to exempt state residents from the unconstitutional federal health care mandate. Ohio, a key Presidential battleground state, is being watched closely for hints as to how it will vote in next year’s national elections. The Ohio results give no clear indication, with a vote in favor of the Democratic Party on the collective bargaining issue but against them on the health care issue.
Nov. 8, 2011; 10:23pm: Off on a Tangent projects that incumbent Tom Reed (R) has won reelection to the Loudoun County School Board (At-Large), defeating challengers Bob Ohneiser (D) and Jay Bose (I).
Nov. 8, 2011; 10:55pm: Off on a Tangent projects that Jeff Morse (R) has been elected to the Loudoun County School Board (Dulles District), defeating Anjan Chimaladinne (I) and Margaret Michaud (I).
Nov. 8, 2011; 10:57pm: CNN and other media report that voters in Mississippi have rejected a state constitutional amendment that would have legally defined human life as beginning at conception. If the amendment had passed, Mississippi would have been the first state to recognize the fundamental human rights of the unborn.
Nov. 8, 2011; 11:01pm: Off on a Tangent projects that Mike Chapman (R) has been elected as Loudoun County Sheriff, defeating incumbent Steve Simpson (I) and Ron Speakman (I).
Nov. 8, 2011; 11:05pm: Off on a Tangent projects that incumbent Scott York (R) has won reelection as Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, defeating challenger Tom Bellanca (D).
Nov. 8, 2011; 11:08pm: Off on a Tangent projects that Matt Letourneau (R) has been elected to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Dulles District), defeating Larry Roeder (D).
Nov. 8, 2011; 11:20 p.m.: Off on a Tangent projects that Dick Black (R) has been elected to the Virginia Senate (13th District), defeating Shawn Mitchell (D).
Nov. 8, 2011; 11:47pm: Off on a Tangent projects that the Loudoun County school bonds referendum has passed by a surprisingly narrow margin. The returns have been unusually diverse, with the referendum passing by a large margin in some precincts and losing by a similarly large margin in others. With approx. 80 percent of precincts reporting at this time, Off on a Tangent is confident that the referendum will pass, although the size of the margin is still likely to fluctuate.
Nov. 9, 2011; 12:50 a.m.: Off on a Tangent projects that incumbent Jim Plowman (R) has narrowly won reelection as Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney, defeating challenger Jennifer Wexton (D). Although there are several precincts that have not yet reported results in this race, they will not be sufficient to close Plowman’s nearly-2,000 vote margin.
Nov. 9, 2011; 1:05am: Only one race being monitored by Off on a Tangent is still outstanding. The race between Mike Kondratick (D) and David Ramadan (R) to represent the 87th District in the Virginia House of Delegates is still too close to call. As of right now, Ramadan is leading by 50 votes. The Dulles South precinct currently reports zero votes for the race, so it would appear that the State Board of Elections’ claim that 100 percent of precincts are reporting is incorrect. The results from Dulles South, combined with outstanding provisional votes from other precincts in Loudoun and Prince William counties, could be enough to turn the race.
Nov. 9, 2011; 1:45am: The 87th District race for the Virginia House of Delegates is still too-close-to-call. David Ramadan (R) leads Mike Kondratick (D) by 50 votes. It appears at this time that all votes have been counted, but the race is close enough that there will be an automatic recount. The Dulles South discrepancy mentioned previous is because the Dulles South precinct splits between the 67th and 87th District. The part of the Dulles South precinct that overlaps the 87th District is a commercial area, so it is not unreasonable that there would actually be zero 87th District votes in the Dulles South precinct. At this time it appears that Ramadan has likely been elected, but because provisional ballots have not yet been counted and the looming recount Off on a Tangent cannot yet make a projection.
Nov. 9, 2011; 1:50 a.m.: Off on a Tangent live election coverage is concluding for the evening with the 87th District race still outstanding. I will continue to update the results and make entries as time permits in the coming days. Once all of the results are finalized, the title of this post will be updated to indicate that it is ‘final.’
Nov. 9, 2011; 10:51am: There has been no change in the count for the 87th District race since last night, with Ramadan (R) still leading Kondratick (D) by a mere 50 votes (out of approx. 10,800 votes cast). Provisional ballots have not yet been counted, and it is expected that there will be at least one automatic recount. It also appears at this time that Republicans have gained two seats in the Virginia Senate, setting up a 20-20 tie. This is an effective shift from a Democratic to Republican majority, as Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (R) would serve as the tie breaker. Total election turnout appears to have been well below 30 percent, fairly typical of an off-year state and local election.
Nov. 9, 2011; 1:49pm: Late this morning, David Ramadan (R) declared victory over Mike Kondratick in the 87th District House of Delegates race. Ramadan’s 50-vote margin remains stable, however the State Board of Elections has not yet released provisional ballot counts. Off on a Tangent cannot confidently project a winner in this race until it is known how many valid provisional ballots remain un-counted in the 87th District.
Nov. 9, 2011; 10:56pm: With provisional ballots counted, Off on a Tangent can now project that David Ramadan (R) has been narrowly elected to represent the 87th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating Mike Kondratick (D). Losing by only 51 votes out of the over-10,800 cast in the district, Kondratick has the right to request a state-funded recount, but we do not believe it will have any material impact on the outcome.
Nov. 9, 2011; 10:57pm: With all Off on a Tangent monitored races now called, this concludes our 2011 election coverage.
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