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Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Blue Ridge District

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors are elected to a four year term. Loudoun County, Virginia is divided into eight magisterial districts: Algonkian, Ashburn, Blue Ridge, Broad Run, Catoctin, Dulles, Leesburg, and Sterling. The magisterial districts each elect one supervisor to the Board of Supervisors which governs Loudoun County. There is also a Chair elected by the county at-large, bringing total Board membership to 9. A Vice-Chair is selected by the Board from amongst its membership. The Board of Supervisors sets county policies, adopts ordinances, appropriates funds, approves land rezonings and special exceptions to the zoning ordinance, and carries out other responsibilities set forth by the State Code. The Board appoints a County Administrator, who manages county operations; the Planning Commission, which serves in an advisory capacity on land use issues; and various other boards and commissions. The Board also appoints the County Attorney. The Board of Supervisors acts within the limits set forth by the Virginia General Assembly.

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  • Tony R. Buffington, Jr.
    (Rep)

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    Tia Walbridge
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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Twitter @Tia4VA
Experience Appointee to the Virginia Agricultural Council; board member of Loudoun County Farm Bureau; founding member of Save Rural Loudoun; associate director of Loudoun Soil & Water; board member of Dandelion Meadow, a nonprofit helping women battling addiction in Loudoun.
Education Indiana University '02
Age 39
The issues of greatest concern in Loudoun all stem from our county’s reactive response to a break-neck rate of growth: Overdevelopment encroaching on our green spaces and threatening our active agriculture, overcrowded schools built five years late, and overburdened roads that result in unbearable traffic. The solution is not as complex as it might seem — we must proactively plan for our growth, investing in our communities before we build houses, not after.

Proactively planning for our growth means building schools as we need them, so we don’t force our children to switch schools three times before fifth grade. It means implementing conservation programs to preserve our land before it’s sold for by-right development. It means planning thoughtful, well-connected communities, so we don’t build houses without building the roads and infrastructure needed to support them.
Supervisors are local level representatives that work primarily in land use, zoning, and development policy. It is the job of our supervisors to carry out the community's vision for our county's future. The residents of Blue Ridge have made clear that they expect their local representative to fight to protect the rural and suburban balance that is unique to Blue Ridge and that gives our county its character.
When my husband and I decided to have kids, we set high expectations as we sought out our new home: We wanted a sheep farm, for me, close enough to federal government jobs for my husband, and world-class public schools for our daughters. We expected to compromise. In Loudoun, we didn't have to. But the balance of rural and suburban landscapes and economies that makes our county such a wonderful place to call home is not going to survive by accident. We have to fight to protect it.

I’m running for Supervisor to bring integrity, in-depth policy knowledge, and a long-term vision for our county to our local governing body.

As an appointee to the Virginia Agricultural Council, board member of Loudoun County Farm Bureau, founding member of Save Rural Loudoun, associate director of Loudoun Soil & Water, and sheep farmer, I have worked on agricultural policy at the state and local level and look forward to bringing my expertise to the Board of Supervisors.
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in addition to slowing our rate of growth and properly planning for the growth we approve, I want to preserve our green spaces and active agriculture, invest in our schools every year, not just when it's politically convenient, fix our crumbling infrastructure, and tackle worsening traffic. We also need to update our zoning code to prevent accidental backyard shootings and preserve our rural land.

We need a board with a broad, long-term vision for Loudoun that serves as the lens through which it views each proposal that comes before it. We need a board that makes decisions based on the expected impact on our residents and on our county’s future, rather than on petty politics.