“Loudoun Love Warriors” Statements Go Too Far”
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Leesburg, Virginia, May 17, 2023 – Over the past week reporting by WLJA Channel 7 and others has made us aware of how far the current leadership of the Loudoun County School Board, the Board of Supervisors and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office have fallen in their politics. We can and should do better by the Loudoun County residents we seek to represent.
I have been involved in Loudoun County politics for over 20 years, through Democrat leadership and Republican leadership, on the School Board and on the Board of Supervisors and I have never seen or heard of anything as disrespectful and dangerous as the current situation that has once again put Loudoun County in the national news.
Could any of us have imagined a secret chat group that “plotted secretly to destroy conservatives and Christians, gleefully discussing their deaths and repeatedly scheming to get them fired,” according to thousands of pages of 2022 online chat logs reviewed by the Daily Wire and other news sources. Or a Chair of the Board of Supervisors that is recorded saying “It’s no longer that we have opponents, we have enemies,” referring to persons who disagree with her.
There is no place in Loudoun County for statements like “She is so lucky there are laws because she would be curbstomped.” Or “Someone gonna get hurt on their side and I hope I get to do it,” by an individual who is shown in numerous pictures with the Board of Supervisors Chair (and other prominent Democrat politicians) and sitting in the Chair’s seat in the Board of Supervisors meeting room. “I’m so ready to show up with guns lol,” he said according to the 10-10-23 Daily Wire Report. WJLA Channel 7 and Daily Wire reported comments “I’m telling you. Something has to happen to one of them. Something public and permanent. Lives needs to be ruined beyond repair. Let’s actually destroy them. Grind them.”
I don’t believe our citizens in either political party want this kind of divisive and dangerous rhetoric from their leaders. The Loudouners I know want a county where all people are included in the dialogue on how our county should be governed. Where everyone’s opinions are respected and valued even when we disagree…
And where no one has to be personally afraid for themselves, their family, or their livelihood for expressing their Constitutional First Amendment rights.
Elected on June 20, 2020, Geary M. Higgins currently serves as the Chairman of the 10th District Republican Congressional Committee and previously ran for the 13th State Senate Seat in 2019. Geary proudly represented and served Catoctin District residents on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors for two terms (eight-years) beginning in January 2012 through December 2019. The Catoctin District encompasses a large portion of Western and Northern Loudoun. Higgins served as Chair of the Board’s Transportation and Land Use Committee and was a member of the Joint Board of Supervisors/School Board Committee, having previously served as co-chair of that committee. He was a Board representative on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and served as the Board’s representative on the Loudoun County Agricultural District Advisory Committee and the Annexation Area Development Policy Committee. He fought each and every year against LCPS shutting down Western Loudoun’s small schools, supported increases in teacher pay, and successfully convinced his colleagues on the Board to purchase the Blue Ridge Environmental Center for Loudoun’s State Park.
Higgins also served as the Catoctin Representative on the Loudoun County School Board from 2000 to 2004, was the Chairman of the Personnel Services Committee, and served on the Discipline Committee and the Legislative and Policy Committee. During his term the Academies of Loudoun was created, and he was the driving influence in bringing lacrosse to LCPS. He was previously a Board Member for the Loudoun Museum from 1998 to 2017 where he served as the Vice President, Treasurer, and as Chairman of the Education Committee.
A graduate of Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Higgins received a Business Administration degree, with a double major in management and marketing. He attended college on an athletic scholarship for wrestling. He was the Vice President of Labor Relations for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA, Inc.) in Bethesda, Maryland. In that capacity, he served on numerous industry-related educational and training boards, including as a healthcare and pension trustee. He was also an arbitrator on the Council of Industrial Relations.
He was born in Baltimore and grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. He and his wife Gail moved to Loudoun County in 1977 and live in Waterford. They attend church at the Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg and have three daughters and six grandchildren.