Phyllis J. Randall

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Phyllis Randall was a mental health counselor for incarcerated juvenile and adult offenders for 20 years [1, 5, 6]. In 2009, Randall was appointed Chair of Virginia’s Fair Housing Board by former Governors Tim Kaine and Bob McDonell, where she would serve until 2011. From 2014 to 2018, Randall served as Chair of Virginia’s State Board of Corrections under Governor Terry McAuliffe [1, 2, 5]. 

Randall was first elected Chair At-Large of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in 2015 before being reelected in 2019. She thus became the first woman of color to be elected chair of a county Board in Virginia’s history. Randall represents Loudoun in various regional, state, and national organizations, such as serving as chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and member of the National Association of Counties (NACO) Health and Human Resources Committee [2, 3, 5, 6].

Key Issues

Community

 Randall advocates for Loudoun-wide events to bring communities and people of the county together. As the Chair At-Large, she helped organize the “Taste of Leesburg” event that thousands of people attended [4, 7].

Economy

Randall supports programs that help small and minority-owned businesses thrive. Through the “Launch Loudoun” program, Randall hopes to help aid businesses, ranging from restaurants in Algonkian to IT start-ups in Dulles [4,7].

Enviornment

Randall supports the adoption of sustainable energy projects. One current project that she pushed for was the Dulles Solar Project, which is projected to generate 100 megawatts of energy and provide enough energy to power 37,000 homes [4, 7].

Housing

Randall advocates for affordable housing programs that make housing attainable for everyone in the community. During her term, she helped leverage $32 million in loans from the County’s housing trust fund to build affordable housing developments. These developments have helped capture $270 million in additional investment [4, 7].

Endorsements

Loudoun County Democratic Committee

Sources

1 LoudounGOV
2 NACO
3 LoudounTimes
4 State of the County Address
5 Governing
6 Wikipedia
7 LoudounGOV Archive