Volpe for Loudoun BOS Chair?

By Lloyd the Idiot

A recent comment from one of our loyal readers made reference to a potential Bruce Tulloch versus Suzanne Volpe matchup for the Republican nomination for Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.  Let me say that I have absolutely no information on either one’s intentions, and the post may well have been in jest.   However, Suzanne certainly has the political punch to get the nomination, and  I do very much like the idea of a Volpe/York race.  At a minimum,  it would be great test of her wing of the local party:  can  this hard-core  party operative, as a candidate, deliver the goods in a general election?

UPDATE:  Word is that Volpe and Tulloch will be running against each other for the Algonkian seat and Shawn Williams will be running against McGimsey.  I still like the idea of a Volpe run at chair.


  • BlackOut says:

    Bring it on! I would love to get that vote on record.

  • LloydTheIdiot says:

    I’m curious to see if she could pull it off. It’s a total “put up or shut up” deal.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Well, both of them are running, for what has been the question. If the two of them run against each other for the new “Algonkian” district seat, I see no way Tulloch wins that one. I would see Tulloch as the more likely one to run for Chairman, since he basically wanted to be Chairman last time and has prior BOS experience. I’m sure Scott York would like to avoid a three-way race, but running against wacky Tom Bellanca and Bruce Tulloch (or Suzanne Volpe) would be the best three-way matchup he could hope for.

  • G.Stone says:

    The possibility exists there will be another candidate in addition to those mentioned above in the new Algonkian district.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    One with anger management issues?

    No one will beat Volpe in an intra-party party contest in that district, home of the Black Brigade. Of course I think she’ll be an awful candidate in the general election and if elected will be a disaster, but beating her in a nomination process will be a huge uphill battle.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    And Stone, this is the same thing you kept telling everyone, here and elsewhere, about late-to-the-party Mark Davis. “Don’t commit to anyone yet, someone better is coming!” That “strategy” didn’t work out so well for Davis, who remains at the back of the pack. If anyone else is going to get into this, they better get off their ass and do it now.

    I will say, that since Volpe and Tulloch are both seen as firmly in the INOVA circle of influence, there is an opportunity for an HCA-funded candidate to emerge!

  • G.Stone says:

    I have no idea what your talking about, seriously.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    If someone else wants to get into this or any other race they better get off their ass and do it now. Is that clear enough?

  • G.Stone says:

    Let me clarify. Your 8:12 post.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    What about it? Who is this mystery candidate anyway?

  • I don’t think anyone could beat Suzanne in any Loudoun intra-party contest whether it’s the Algonkian district or county wide. Tulloch may have a shot if the nomination process is a state run primary, but we all know the chances of that. Zero and getting less every day.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    There are supposed to be some announcements at Monday night’s LCRC meeting, so some of these questions will be answered. Wish I could make it for the entertainment value, but work beckons that night. Hopefully you can give everyone a run down afterwards, Lloyd.

  • G.Stone says:

    “There are supposed to be some announcements at Monday night’s LCRC meeting, so some of these questions will be answered. ”


  • Barbara Munsey says:

    The most significant (at least IMO) remaining will be the Amoeba candidate.

    Blue Ridge controls the transportation corridors both N/S and E/W in the southern half of the county, all the way to the airport, but both Blue Ridge and Catoctin already have declared candidates.

    Brambleton may come up with someone, but the need for a good candidate (and not a split vote, which is how McG got in) in the Amoeba is paramount, because that controls the entire rail corrdior, and every unbuilt big rezoning that Burton doesn’t.

    From a transportation and business standpoint, having the incumbents win in Blue Ridge and the Amoeba is an absolute disaster.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    The latest intel is that Tulloch and Volpe will be running against each other. That should be interesting, but I will bet money that Volpe wins.

    Shawn Williams, an Ashburn area lawyer, will be announcing Monday to run against McGimsey as a Republican. I’ve yet to hear any other names in that district Republican wise, although I have heard some rumblings of a Democratic challenger to McGimsey. The Dems can’t be very confident in her ability to get re-elected.

  • Susan Volpe Fan says:

    Volpe should run against York. I’ve known her for years now and she would make our best candidate. There is too much baggage with Tulloch. I’m also glad that Shawn Williams is running against McGimsey as we need someone to knock her off. What about that loser Ronis, Buono will anilate him.

  • Black/Delgaudio fan says:

    I hope you all noticed that 242 people attended Dick Black’s fundraiser and 150 went to Eugene’s fundraiser. So, all of you who hate Dick Black and Eugene Delgaudio, I want to tell you this — SIT ON IT!

  • Thanks for that tidbit, Potsy.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    So what? They can always get that many people at a fundraiser or similar event – their rabid followers and all the rest of the political types who don’t like them but are afraid of them and their rabid followers. Those numbers are a pittance in a general election.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Did BDF make both events, and how many others were counted twice?

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Thanks to BDF we now have a working number on idiots in the county. The research continues.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    Thanks Ed, I wear your idiot remark as a badge of honor.

  • LloydTheIdiot says:

    Not all idiots were in attendance, so your numbers could be off.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Volpe for Chair would be a disaster – no chance in hell.

  • G.Stone says:

    Wielding a pretty broad brush. One could make the case that only an idiot would make such a broad statement. Remember, the story about beagles being short haired dogs, so therefore all short haired dogs are beagles?

  • Sugar says:

    Suzanne Volpe for BOS chair??? Bahaaaahahaaaahaaa Bahaaaahaaaa!!!

  • Lady M says:

    Can someone tell me more about Shawn Williams please?

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