Since 2004, I have made political endorsements each year here on Off on a Tangent . . . and this year will be no different. Following my standard policy, I will be making endorsements for every race and ballot issue that will be in contention my home precinct.
This year happens to have a fairly heavy ballot. Citizens of Loudoun County, Virginia, will be electing our representatives in the Virginia General Assembly (both Senate and House of Delegates), the entire Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (chairman and district members), the entire Loudoun County School Board (at-large and district members), the county treasurer, county sheriff, county commonwealth’s attorney, clerk of the county circuit court, county commissioner of revenue, and Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District Directors. On top of all of that, we have two Loudoun County bond referendums.
All-in-all, I will be reviewing thirty candidates for fourteen offices. I will be dividing my endorsements into four sets, and will begin posting them daily on Tuesday, September 29. First will be the two ballot issues and some largely-unimportant offices, followed by the five Loudoun County constitutional offices, then the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors races, and finally, on Friday, October 2, the two Virginia General Assembly races.