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Rick – Opiod ADDICTION is in Our Own Backyard

My daughter was 19 when she lost her mother to cancer. She was deeply troubled by her loss and turned to her mother’s opioid meds for an escape from her grief. After years of addiction and two arrests, my girl died from an overdose in March of ...

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Ed – Service Should TRICKLE DOWN from One Generation to the Next

I retired from the Sheriff’s Office after 23 years on the job. Helping people always made me feel good. That’s why, at 84, I drive to Winchester to pick up donated food and bring it back to the food bank in Middleburg. It’s so important to teach ...

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The Mean Donor
Meet Susan. She’s here to represent the mean donor in Loudoun County. Rather than mean, I should really say “average” donor. She might surprise you. Susan is great. But, chances are, she leaves Loudoun County every day for work. (50% of Loudoun residents do.) That commute negatively affects Susan’s ties to her community with fewer business connections and probably less knowledge of her community. Read More>