Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
About this Blog   |   On Twitter   |   Follow us on Facebook   |   RSS Feeds RSS Feed

Loudoun Chairman Likely To Get Powers Back

Sandhya Somashekhar

A former aide to Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York said that York must be the happiest man in the country today.

That's because tomorrow York could become a powerful player in the region. At the first official meeting of the new Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the board is likely to return to York a host of powers that were stripped from him from the previous board.

York, 50, chuckled when told about the happiest man comment. "I'll just say this," he said. "I am more optimistic about the meeting [Thursday] than I have been about any meeting in the past four years."

Four years ago, an unfriendly Republican majority stripped York of some of his key powers as one of their very first acts. One year, the vice chairman even delivered the state-of-the-county address, York said. "Essentially what they did was screw the voters," York said, noting that the chairman is elected countywide while the vice chairman is elected in one of the county's eight districts.

In November, four of the six Republicans lost re-election. Tomorrow, the new Democratic-led board is expected to overwhelmingly reverse course and give York back the powers he lost. In addition, the four new supervisors share York's concern about the county's explosive population growth over the past decaade, giving York more clout on growth and development, the county's main political flashpoint.

This is York's fourth term on the board and his third as chairman, making him Northern Virginia's longest serving chairman.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  January 2, 2008; 4:58 PM ET
Categories:  Loudoun County , Sandhya Somashekhar  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Kaine Spends a Cold Day in Iowa With Obama
Next: Moran Moves Closer to Gubernatorial Bid


The Board should vote him all of their powers and disband themselves. Then Loudon can have a strong fuhrer and save their salaries.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 3, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company