Last night’s Loudoun County Republican Committee meeting featured speeches by the three candidates for the Republican nomination for sheriff. Though I’m not endorsing anyone at this point, Mike Chapman clearly stood out. He presented well - polished and professional with a solid message about the need for changing law enforcement practices to address changes in the county. The other candidates? Well, not so much. I was struck especially by the remark by one candidate emphasizing his pro-life beliefs. That’s fine, but I don’t see what it has to do with the selection of a sheriff.
Chapman would be a strong challenger to Sheriff Simpson who, having held the position for 15 years and successfully run as an independent last time, is well entrenched.