Thursday, February 02, 2006

Subdivision Politics

The election earlier this week of Democrat Mark Herring to the state Senate, an office previously held by a Republican, is a sure sign that something's brewing in Loudoun County.

Loudoun is the spear-head -- the pointy end of the spearhead - of growth in Virginia, and what happens there holds lessons for other fast-growing regions of the state. In a profile of Andrea McGimsey, who runs the Campaign for Loudoun's Future, Road to Ruin reporter Bob Burke takes a look at grass roots activism and the backlash against untrammeled growth in the county.

McGimsey, a former AOL employee combines old-fashioned, face-to-face retail politics with sophisticated interactive media tools. Read the article.


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