John Stirrup Likely To Challenge Dick Black!

By Loudoun Insider

The new State Senate district maps appear to be on their way to being approved by Governor McDonnell.  I was told by a very good source tonight that John Stirrup is now in the newly formed 13th Senate District (this website always has troubles, but here’s a link to the state mapping), which will include much of northwestern, central, and southeastern Loudoun County along with a good portion of northern Prince William County.  This is the general area Dick Black had planned to parachute into to try to get himself elected to the State Senate, that includes PWC right wingnut counterpart Bob FitzSimmonds.

This newly drawn district also includes the home of PWC Supervisor John Stirrup, and he supposedly is all set to get into the race.  Stirrup has a great reputation and will connect very well with those in the Loudoun County portions of this district, besides having a great base of support in PWC.  Stirrup is a great guy and a non-abrasive conservative who could actually get things done in Richmond for his constituents, while Black or FitzSimmonds would be sideshow distractions.  Should Stirrup do this he becomes the immediate strong favorite in this race.  Please do it!


  • G.Stone says:

    I know John Stirrup, he is as solid as they come. John is a smart straight shooter , an even keeled conservative intrested in getting things done. John does his homework and works hard, he will make a very good candidate.

  • PWC says:

    I know John from some past experiences with the PWCGOP. He is a great guy and I would be inclined to support him BIGTIME over Fitzsimmonds. This man needs to jump into the race.

    The only thing that worries me about Stirrup is the long, ongoing reputation of being lazy on the campaign trail.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Who are the likely Dems again?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I haven’t heard any Dem names yet. I guess Stevens Miller could get back into it now that the lines have changed, maybe more to his liking.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Stevens Miller has a screen shot of the local Senate district lines, and says he still isn’t running. So who knows who the Dems may scrounge up.

  • Loudoun Outsider says:

    Me thinks the 13th was drawn with Dick Black in mind, the objective being to keep him out. This district appears to limit his home base, takes away eastern Clarke and northern Fauquire Counties and adds more western Loudoun County. Assuming the portions of Loudoun and Clarke would be favorable to Black and wetern PEC Jim Burton Lovin Tree Huggin Loudoun would not, this makes his election, even if nominated, almost impossible. The districts takes Mr. Black’s legs out from under him.
    The question may be asked what kind of base can John Stirrup build in Loudoun County. Well, at least in the primary, he doesn’t have to because every BlackOut Western Loudoun type will come out of the woodwork in both to vote against him in whatever nomination process is used.
    From this new district, it is a fair inference there are those in Richond not so eager to see Mr. Black return.

  • Loudoun Sybil says:

    Maybe John Wood should run for the 13th District. He controls the rest of the County positions. When he gets elected, we rename the County “John Wood County.” After, not only can he sublet his office building at a profit to the School Board, but he can have the State own all of the roads in Loudoun and charge extortionate fees for us to use them. This will add to his $90 plus million coffer. I heard there is an Island off the coast of North Carolina where he owns a home. It’s called Pirate’s Island.

  • Leej says:

    And don’t forget John Woods made that 90 million off the the hard earned income of Americans paying taxes. Looks like this guy is a super control freak. Didn’t someone mention, he bragged how good looking he is 😉

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    LO, of course it depends on how exclusionary the LCRC wants to be with the process. I think Loudoun has the majority population in this proposed district, and therefore Mark Sell would appoint the majority legislative district committee member. A closed convention is probably therefore assured, probably as far north as possible. It will probably be scheduled for 12 noon on a Sunday at the Community Church in Ashburn if that’s in the district.

  • Loudoun Outsider says:

    My guess is Mark knows there are other eyes watching him and will play it Delgaudio straight.

  • Not Clint Eastwood says:

    John Stirrup is an outstanding elected official. He will serve his constituents with the utmost integrity and demonstrated leadership skills.

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