COLT’s Blue Ridge Supervisor Candidates Debate Planned Thursday Night

The second debate in the Loudoun Board of Supervisors Debate Series will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Bush Tabernacle in Purcellville.

            Hosted by the Coalition of Loudoun Towns, Loudoun Now and the Loudoun Times-Mirror, this week’s debate will see the candidates for the Blue Ridge Districts—incumbent Supervisor Tony Buffington (R) and Democrat Tia Walbridge—discuss issues affecting Loudoun’s largest district, including development rights, the county’s newly approved comprehensive plan and rural broadband, and other issues. All questions posed will come from resident suggestions and will be vetted by the mayors of each Loudoun town and both newspaper editors.

The debate is open and free, with first-come, first-serve seating. To submit a question suggestion, go to The forum also will be webcast live at

The next debate will be held on Oct. 9 at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center in Leesburg and will host the candidates for the County Chairman At-Large seat—Phyllis J. Randall (D) and Republican John Whitbeck, and Independent Bob Ohneiser.

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