Loudoun Sheriff’s Race Starts To Gain Speed
We already have an announced challenger in Ron Speakman, and quite the comment war going on at the LTM between pro and anti-Simpson forces. The more challengers the better for Simpson, who has seen his portion of the vote shrink significantly with each passing election, dipping well below 40% last time. With a strong challenger and a two way race I would have to think that Simpson would be toast, but from what I’ve seen and heard of Speakman so far I don’t think he is that strong of a candidate. I’ve heard of one other coming Republican challenger, but he isn’t a household name either. I don’t expect the Dems to let this slot go unfilled in the next election, although I have not heard of any candidates on the horizon, or if Mike Geroge, the second place finisher last time, will re-enter the fray. Simpson’s best bet for re-election is to remain an Independent and come out ahead again in a three way race, where his loyal voters and name recognition should give him the edge.