State Senate

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Senate races on your ballot.

Senate District 013

State Senator

John J. Bell
Democrat
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Democratic Delegate John Bell served in the U.S. Air Force for almost 26 years. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and now leads a financial team in the private sector. Bell was previously a volunteer tennis coach for Freedom High School and now resides in Loudon County. Delegate Bell was elected to the House of Delegates in 2015.

Delegate Bell voted to expand Medicaid in Virginia and to increase teacher salaries. He is pro-choice and supports commonsense measures to prevent gun violence. He has sponsored legislation to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ individuals on the job and to make solar panels more affordable to Virginia families. He has also supported redistricting reform.

Bell’s opponent, Geary Higgins, is the Republican candidate. Higgins currently serves on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. He is a self-proclaimed conservative and opposes reproductive rights. He also opposes gun violence prevention measures, seeing them as a threat to Second Amendment rights.

John Bell is the progressive choice in this race.

Senate District 033

State Senator

Jennifer Boysko
Democrat
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Senator Jennifer Boysko and her husband, Glenn, have raised their two daughters in historic downtown Herndon, where they have lived since 1996. Senator Boysko has volunteered with numerous organizations in her community including serving on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. She was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2016 and won a special election to the state Senate in 2019.

Senator Boysko supported legislation to establish hate crime protections for individuals targeted for violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and has voiced opposition to conversion therapy. She has been a champion for immigrant families, carrying legislation to provide in-state tuition to residents regardless of immigration status and establish driving privilege cards so families can safely get to school, work, and worship. She has also prioritized protecting and expanding access to reproductive rights and supporting families through establishing paid family and medical leave.

Her conservative opponent, Republican Suzanne Fox, is anti-choice. Little is known about her stance on immigration, gun safety, and issues impacting members of the LGBT community. Fox has served on the Leesburg Town Council since 2014.

Senator Boysko the progressive choice in this race.

House of Delegates

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below House of Delegate races on your ballot.

House District 032

Delegate

David A. Reid
Democrat
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Incumbent Democratic Delegate David Reid supports gun violence prevention measures, is pro-choice, and wants to ensure the safety of our senior citizens. He supports further expanding Medicaid to more people to ensure that all Virginians have the opportunity for healthcare. Reid wants to reclaim more of our taxpayer money and invest it into education, transportation, and public safety. He believes in limited non-renewable energy, as well as holding companies accountable that pollute our air and water.


Delegate Reid is running unopposed, making him the progressive choice for the 32nd District.

House District 087

Delegate

Suhas Subramanyam
Democrat
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Democratic candidate Suhas Subramanyam served on Capitol Hill as a health care and veteran’s policy aide. In that role, he worked to draft legislation to increase job opportunities and funding for veterans. He later earned his law degree with honors at Northwestern University School of Law, volunteering at the Center for Wrongful Convictions. Subramanyam also clerked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where he helped re-introduce the DREAM Act and worked on criminal justice reforms.

Subramanyam’s platform includes increased healthcare access, increased education funding, and common sense gun reform. He also wants to pass equality legislation such as anti-housing discrimination, anti-hate crime, and equal rights laws.

His Republican opponent, Bill Drennan, is an Air Force combat veteran and former presidential military aide to President Ronald Reagan. Drennan is campaigning on his desire to limit reproductive rights in Virginia. He also opposes common sense gun violence prevention legislation and raising the minimum wage.

Subramanyam is the more progressive choice in this race.

Loudoun County

Loudoun Supervisor Chairperson

Phyllis Randall
Democrat
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Chairwoman Phyllis Randall is a retired mental health therapist. She worked with incarcerated people who have substance abuse issues in a local adult detention center. She and her husband have lived in Loudoun since 2003, and they are the parents of two sons.

Randall was elected Chair at Large of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in November 2015. She was the first woman of color in Virginia’s history to be elected chair of a County Board. As Loudoun’s Chair at Large, she represents Loudoun on various regional, state and national bodies including the National Association of Counties Health and Human Resources Committee. Chairwoman Randall has been outspoken against the Trump administration and has advocated for fair voting rights and universal kindergarten. Randall has also increased teacher pay and implemented green energy policies. She is also passionate about finding solutions to the opioid crisis and helped to reestablish a county Drug Court, prioritizing treatment over incarceration.

Former Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck is an attorney and proud Trump supporter. Ashburn attorney Robert Ohneiser, an independent candidate says he is running on the platform on lowering property tax rates, addressing traffic issues on Route 9 and Route 15 and improving coordination with Fairfax County to find lower costs for commodity materials needed by both counties.

Because of her commitment to racial equity, environment preservation, and ending the opioid crisis, Randall is the more progressive choice in this race.

Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney

Buta Biberaj
Democrat
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Buta Biberaj was raised in New York City. She attended Fordham University, and then transferred to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Education in 1987 and received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in 1993.

Biberaj has been a lawyer in Loudoun for 25 years and a substitute judge for more than 11 years. She cares deeply about reforming the criminal justice system to prioritize prevention and reformative justice. She wants to tackle criminal justice disparities and seek justice for victims, reductions in racial disparities, and offer treatment, education, and job training to low-level offenders rather than jail time. She vows to work collaboratively with police so that our resources are directed to the most serious crimes against people, including sexual assault, human trafficking, and homicide.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and Republican-endorsed candidate, Nicole Wittmann, has been a prosecutor for 25 years. Her platform does not discuss many progressive issues important to us such as mandatory minimums or prevention programs for at-risk populations.

Buta Biberaj has been endorsed by the Loudoun County Democratic Committee and is the more progressive choice because of her commitment to progressive criminal justice policies like prevention programs for at-risk populations and policies that decrease racial disparities within our justice system.

Loudoun Treasurer

Kannan Srinivasan
Democrat
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Kannan Srinivasan is the Democratic candidate for county Treasurer. He lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia with his wife, Jayashree. They both are active in NAACP Loudoun’s Education Committee. Kannan and his family have been residents of Northern Virginia since the mid 90s. He attended Old Dominion University (ODU) to earn his masters degree in Accounting where he specialized in cost/performance management for service industries and did research on government financial management.

He had a successful public accounting practice helping companies of all sizes improve operational efficiencies and tax functions. He worked for a global insurance leader in finance and performance management. Kannan now leads a team of operations professionals. His platform focuses on bringing transparency, innovation and accountability into the Treasurer's office.

H. Roger Zurn, Jr., a Republican, has been Treasurer for 24 years. Zurn's public service dates to 1990 when he was elected to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to represent the Sterling District. Zurn was raised in Baltimore, Md., and is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in bank management. He worked at several local banks until he reached the level of senior lending officer. He left banking to start a business with his wife before entering local politics.

Kannan Srinivasan is the more progressive choice because of his commitment to bringing transparency into the Treasurer’s office.

Loudoun Sheriff

Justin Hannah
Democrat
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Justin Hannah is an Army reserve intelligence officer Captain.Hannah lives in Aldie with his partner and their two children. He served in the National Guard while receiving degrees from Valley Forge Military Academy & College and The American University School of Public Affairs.

Hannah has called for better enforcement of current gun laws and for the passage of more effective gun laws. He wants to keep the influence of special interests, including the National Rifle Association, out of the Sheriff’s Office and its decision making process.

Hannah wants to replace Loudoun’s failed drug education programs and replace the ineffective D.A.R.E. program with one of the many more successful variants that are used across the country. He vows to implement extensive job training, GED, and higher education programs that will allow inmates to start a new life when they are released. Hannah also plans to minimize cooperation with ICE while maximizing public safety.

Hannah will face incumbent Sheriff Mike Chapman in November's general election. Chapman is seeking his third term as the county's chief law enforcement officer. He has faced criticism for his role in advancing the county’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain and deport immigrants.

Hannah is the more progressive choice.

Loudoun School Board

Kenya Savage
Independent
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Kenya Savage is a mother, community advocate, and Booz Allen Hamilton national security professional who graduated from Morgan State University. She has sat on county boards, commissions, and organizations across Loudoun. Her priorities are accountability, choice, training, and safety. She believes the district should promote annual mandatory implicit bias training to promote inclusiveness for all LCPS personnel and School Board members. She also advocates for diversity in staff recruitment and the implementation of a culturally-responsive curriculum.

Denise Corbo
Independent
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Denise Corbo is a 33 year Loudoun County resident, 25-year LCPS teacher, and mother of 3 LCPS graduates. She received a master’s degree in elementary education from Marymount University. Corbo is president and founder of StoryBook Treasures, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase a love of literacy in children.

Corbo wants the county to bring more data and transparency to decision making. She also wants to hire diverse employees, require diversity training, and implement a culturally-responsive curriculum. Corbo has been endorsed by the Loudoun County Democratic Committee.

Julie Sisson has lived in Virginia for 30 years and has two children. She is concerned about the school budget and has pledged to oppose increased funding. She has been endorsed by the Loudoun GOP.

Kenya Savage and Denise Corbo are both progressive choices because of their commitment to tackling inequality and their efforts to diversity staff recruitment.

Loudoun County District Offices

Broad Run Supervisor

Sylvia Glass
Democrat
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Sylvia Glass is the Democratic nominee running for Broad Run Supervisor. Glass is passionate about her community. She believes her experience as a teacher, community advocate, and mother will make her a good Supervisor.

Glass has been a strong advocate for equal rights in the school system by supporting progressive education policies including protections for LGBTQ+ students and staff in our schools. She is also a member of the local teacher’s union and has pushed to fully fund Loudoun County schools. Glass is a member of the Loudoun chapter of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement that promotes gun safety measures through local and national legislation. She has been endorsed by the Loudoun County Democratic Committee.

Jim Bonfils is the Republican nominee. Bonfils is a former Chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee and Trump supporter. Bonfils has not been very vocal on progressive issues we care about, and will likely work to promote conservative policies.

Sylvia Glass is the more progressive candidate in this race because of her commitment to diversity, gun violence prevention, and education.

Broad Run School Board

Leslee M. King
Independent
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Leslee M. King is an advanced systems engineer and a software engineer. She has worked with all branches of the military as well as US Central Command, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, the U.S. Senate, various Intelligence Agencies, several colleges, State, and city groups.

She has voiced support for raising the cap on students allowed to attend Thomas Jefferson High School in the agreement between Fairfax County Public Schools and Loudoun. She also wants to update schools to make them safer, provide mental health counseling and encourage kindness. She has been endorsed by the Loudoun County Democratic Committee.

Andrew T. Hoyler is a pilot and former football coach. He attended Loudoun Public Schools as a student, graduating from Briar Woods High School. His position on the agreement between Fairfax County Public Schools and Loudoun over allowing students to attend Thomas Jefferson High School is to fully support removing the cap of students allowed to attend and reinstating transportation options for students. Additionally, his platform has other equity proposals such as lowering extra curricular fees for parents so that finances aren’t a barrier to participation.

Leslee King is the more progressive choice in this race.

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