On Sunday, Pawan Singh, a prominent member of the Sikh Community and small business owner in Northern VA, hosted a Sikh focused rally in support of John Whitbeck, candidate for Chair of Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors. Over 100 supporters joined in Ashburn demonstrating Whitbeck’s unique ability to unite people of all backgrounds.
“Loudoun County is ready for leadership that unifies communities and doesn’t divide them,” said Whitbeck. “Residents are coming together with one principle in mind for their county government: quality of life.”
Whitbeck addressed the importance of quality and safe schools and his opposition to pay raises for politicians. In January, Whitbeck and Sheriff Mike Chapman announced plans to expand Loudoun’s nationally recognized School Resource Officer program. When discussing these plans Sunday night, Whitbeck shared the importance of school safety to his family, mentioning his three daughters who all attend Loudoun Public Schools.
“This program has become so popular, just about every candidate is campaigning on it,” said Whitbeck. “Even my opponent supports my program.”
The issue of pay raises for supervisors has also become a defining issue for this race as Chairwoman Randall led the effort to increase the Board’s pay by 62% in a split vote.
“Your tax dollars are paying for a massive pay raise,” said Whitbeck. “It’s wrong, and I’ll oppose it if I’m elected.”
Whitbeck has been clear about his intention to be a unifying force in our community and continued to prove this Sunday night.