Loudoun GOP Calls for School Board Member’s Resignation After Arrest

One day after Broad Run District School Board member Joy Maloney was charged with trespassing at Donald Trump’s rally in Ashburn, the Loudoun County Republican Committee is calling on her to resign from office.

Maloney, a member of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee, was arrested and released after event organizers said she was attempting to prevent Trump supports from entering the rally at Briar Woods High School. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, she refused to leave after having her entry ticket revoked and was then arrested. It was the only arrest during the rally, which attracted several groups of protesters.

Maloney denied impeding entry to the school.

“This is not about Donald Trump or even politics,” LCRC Chairman Will Estrada said in the statement. “Several other protestors peaceably demonstrated against Donald Trump. But not Joy Maloney. She acted in a way unbecoming of an elected member of a Loudoun County School Board. Today, the citizens of Loudoun County witnessed Ms. Maloney physically attempt to block Loudoun County citizens from exercising their Constitutional freedom to listen to a candidate running for President of the United States and decide for themselves what to think.”

Estrada compared Maloney’s alleged behavior with that of southern Democrats who opposed desegregation.

“There was once a dark time in our nation’s history during the Civil Rights era when elected officials physically blocked the doors to public schools,” Estrada continued. “Ms. Maloney’s behavior today is embarrassing, immature, and—as witnessed by her arrest today—illegal. This is the United States of America. Elected officials must never try to stop citizens from listening to a candidate for elected office.

“Furthermore, Ms. Maloney’s behavior today sets a poor example for the students of Loudoun County Public Schools. Not only did she physically block a public school door, but she trespassed, and then refused to respect our Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies and follow their instructions.”

The LCRC also called on Loudoun’s other elected Democrats to “publicly renounce the objectively unacceptable behavior of Ms. Maloney and to urge her to resign from her position on the school board for the good of Loudoun County’s Public Schools and the integrity of Broad Run’s school district.”

15 thoughts on “Loudoun GOP Calls for School Board Member’s Resignation After Arrest

  • 2016-08-03 at 4:09 pm

    Tried, convicted, and sentenced—in the kangaroo court of the Loudoun County Republican Committee.

    The LCDC, of course, is an organization that stoutly supported Eugene Delgaudio in the face of censorship by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in its last term—when every member of the Board was a member of Delgaudio’s party—for misuse of county offices and a county employee in a fund-raising operation; in the face of an extraordinary report after investigation of that misuse of public assets from a grand jury clearly frustrated that an outrageous exemption in state law prevented them from returning an indictment against Delgaudio.

  • 2016-08-03 at 5:50 pm

    Joy says she did not block anyone from entering Trump’s rally. The police arrested her and then because she refused to leave the area after her ticket was REVOKED not because she blocked anyone.

    But the Republicans of Loudoun County want her to resign because she did something that the police said she did not do?? Is this is LAW and ORDER that Trump wants?

  • 2016-08-03 at 9:06 pm

    What you’re selling Mr. Fasolo, or Miflin, or whichever you want to be called today, is that elected official Maloney was just minding her own business, standing (rather, plumped down on the ground) and the deputies figured they felt like arresting somebody for standing around, and might as well have been her, eh? That’s what you’re selling?

    There were thousands of people standing around Mr. Fasolo. Many without tickets. Somehow, someway, they all managed not to get arrested, but somehow, elected official Maloney did?
    I suppose the next thing you’ll say is the deputies “acted stupidly.” Say it Mr. Fasolo. Let’s you hear you say that infamous phrase; the deputies “acted stupidly” in arresting elected official Maloney, and somehow missed all of the other people standing around without a ticket.

    Our law enforcement officers have it hard enough as it is. I’m confident they would have preferred for elected official Maloney to act like a reasonable adult and go on her way. But she couldn’t. She just had to show contempt and disregard for our deputies. She was the only person – the only one out of thousands who was arrested. The only one. And you’re trying to spin it some other way?
    Have all lefties departed the precincts of reality?

    • 2016-08-05 at 10:49 am

      Good point Chris Mantos. I have a log in name of Tony Mifflin but I am Anthony Fasolo, as I signed. I wjl get that changed. Thank you

      However, the point was trying to make is that the last time I looked everyone is presumed INNOCENT until proven guilty in a court of law.

  • 2016-08-03 at 11:39 pm

    Estrada invoking the civil rights movement as comparable to Trump and his campaign and the Sheriff’s Deputies who arrested her is not just completely ludicrous and offensive, it is laughable.

    Joy probably spoke out when she heard their BS, good for her! I support Joy!

  • 2016-08-04 at 7:25 am

    Ho-hum. Another democrat who hates the police…

    “DR” — Next time you need help, call a meth head. I’m sure they’ll be along in a day or two to go through your wallet and medicine cabinet.

  • 2016-08-04 at 7:39 am

    I concur with calling on LCSB member Maloney to resign.

    However, I find the Republican party’s selective protection of free speech interesting. None other than Bill Fox, Debbie Rose, Kevin Kuesters, Jill Turgeon and Jeff Morse led the efforts to ban me from a similar event on school ground when I was a member of our school’s PTA. The PTA had no issue with its member attending, but these 5+ LCSB members wanted to keep critics from asking questions at a public forum so other parents wouldn’t become aware of the privacy violations and subpar performance of LCPS and one of its principals.

    And of course, these same LCSB members solicited and discussed LCPS issues only on their Facebook pages while once again (illegally) banning critics. They stopped answering questions on newspaper chat boards and all other Facebook pages except their own since they couldn’t ban citizens’ from Loudoun Now’ pages. They simply wanted to keep some more knowledgeable critics out of the public discussion.

    Did the Republican caucus speak up then? Did they speak up when CA Plowman banned a citizen from the Loudoun Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Facebook page illegally? Not a peep.

    The problem in this county is virtually none of our elected officials have any principals! They have allies and they have vendettas but almost none of them have principles. The Democrats couldn’t care less that one of their own tried to interfere with citizens’ right to assemble and speak on Tuesday. The Republicans express faux outrage simply because the other side suppressed speech this time.

    Are there any honorable officials (outside the LCSO) in this county? Maybe they never run for office.

    • 2016-08-04 at 9:28 am

      Brian, once again you twist the facts and make “it about you”. This article has nothing to do with you or your outrageous behavior. There are NO parallels! Give it up!

      • 2016-08-04 at 5:53 pm

        Mom2007, actually I agree wholeheartedly it’s not about me.

        It’s about officials on both sides of the aisle: Republican CA Jim Plowman, Republican LCSB members Bill Fox, Debbie Rose, Jill Turgeon and Jeff Morse, Democrat Chairwoman Phyllis Randall, Democrat LCSB members Eric Hornberger and Joy Maloney.

        Each has either illegally censored comments in public forums. Each opposes free speech by their opponents.

        From your comment, a reasonable person would assume you are either trying to protect the corrupt LCPS officials or so many corrupt Republican officials in Loudoun. I understand why you want to protect corruption, but dictators from either side are not welcome.

  • 2016-08-05 at 8:51 am


    Levay said the Trump supporters got the attention of campaign staff, who summoned police to remove Maloney. She then sat down and refused to leave, drawing a charge of trespassing. She was released from custody on a $1,000 bond. Her arrest was first reported by the Loudoun Times-Mirror.

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    Levay attributed Maloney’s arrest in part to the fact that she was there to oppose Trump, something she made clear in the news interview while she was in line. She also wore a small sticker that read “Love trumps hate.” Levay accused the Trump campaign of trying “to extricate anybody who has any dissenting view.”

    “If she was a Trump supporter, those people would have never complained and you would have never had a campaign official get involved,” Levay said.

    Hope Hicks, a Trump campaign spokeswoman, said she was not previously aware of the incident but said the campaign is “now looking into it.”

    Maloney’s arrest initially led the Loudoun County GOP to call for her to step down from the public school board. But committee chairman Will Estrada withdrew that call Thursday, saying that he misunderstood the nature of Maloney’s arrest. He said he had been told she was blocking the entrance to the school, not allegedly cutting in line.

    “If it’s clear that it was just miscommunication over where her place in the queue was … then that’s a whole different issue,” Estrada said.

    In an email to The Washington Post, Maloney said she did not interfere with others attending the rally.

    “I absolutely did not attempt to prevent anyone from entering the event,” Maloney said. (Balingit, 2016, para. 2-10)


    Balingit, M. (2016, August 4). Loudoun school board member allegedly cut in line at Trump event, was arrested. Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/08/04/loudoun-school-board-member-allegedly-cut-in-line-at-trump-event-was-arrested/

    • 2016-08-05 at 8:55 am


      First paragraph of quotation (second paragraph in source) was omitted. It reads:

      Though Joy Maloney (Broad Run) opposes Trump, she said she wanted to attend the event Tuesday at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Va. to understand the support he has generated. She was arrested after she stepped out of her place in line to do a news interview and then attempted to get back into line to join friends she had been standing with. This irked Trump supporters standing behind her, said Alex Levay, a lawyer who is representing Maloney.

    • 2016-08-05 at 10:01 am

      Charlie McKeon, do you pretend an attorney or a legal scholar? That same article says “She then sat down and refused to leave, drawing a charge of trespassing.” Maloney is not allowed to ignore orders from the private organizers or the police.

      She trespassed. Period. She was arrested for that.

      Are you suggesting that anytime someone doesn’t want to obey commands they can just sit down and refuse to leave? If a Trump supporter sat down after giving public comments at the BOS and refused to leave, would this be ok? If a Trump supporter attended a Loudoun County Democrats meeting to videotape the event but refused to leave, would that be ok?

      It is beyond ironic that you protect someone who bans citizens from open meetings but then refuses to leave a private political event. It’s clear you, just like all the Democratic hacks, have no ethical compass. You don’t care if Hillary lies or Maloney obstructs political opponents. Do we expect anything less from you McKeon?

      • 2016-08-05 at 10:43 am

        She has not had her day in court and unless I am mistaken Everyone is presumed Innocent until proven guilty. Can’t we wait until she has had her day in court and is judged accordingly?

  • 2016-08-05 at 11:38 am

    You’re a good man Mr. Fasolo. Honesty is always the best policy. I commend you for stepping into the sunlight to make your positions known.

    Indeed, everybody deserves their day in court. However, you can’t possibly not be a kilter that your friend, an elected official, showed contempt for Loudoun Deputies, or she would not have been taken into custody. Simple as that.

    Again, my complements for discarding the silly CB handle, and standing as a citizen. Thank you.

  • 2016-08-05 at 12:13 pm

    Mr. McKeon… What do you expect her lawyer to say? That’s why you hire lawyers –To spin yourself out of trouble.

    I love the part how she’s now spinning it as some sort of “fact finding mission.” You couldn’t make this stuff up.

    Bottom line: She showed contempt for our law enforcement officers, or she would never have been taken into custody. She is an elected official who is presumed to known better. If she was an adult, she would obeyed the deputies and just walked away when told to. If she acted responsibly, rather than as a 4 year old in a tantrum, and plopped down on the ground, we wouldn’t be talking about her.

    Loudoun deserves better.

    By the way Mr. McKeon, I’m interested in your take on the president releasing over 60 felons convicted of federal firearm charges this week. One of them even had a National Firearms Act (NFA) conviction. That means an illegal machine gun or sawed off shotgun/rifle. I know this is a subject near and dear to your heart. It must be difficult to reconcile with your position of a complete gun ban (including the police) and a president who releases federal gun law breakers by the dozens.
    What’s your take?

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