Tony was raised near the Shenandoah River in neighboring Clarke County. His childhood saw people going the extra mile to help others, which instilled in him a strong dedication to serving others. After graduating high school as a Future Farmer of America and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years, Tony became a federal law enforcement officer, where he continues to serve in a supervisory role.
Becoming a father, and the years of commuting from Loudoun to DC, led Tony to become an active voice in his community for the improvement of quality of life issues. This eventually led to his selection as Vice President of the Brambleton Homeowners Association, and subsequent appointment to the Loudoun County Heritage Commission.
In 2015 Tony successfully ran to represent Loudoun’s Blue Ridge District with a focus on reducing traffic congestion, improving education, protecting and preserving western Loudoun County, strengthening our economy, expanding broadband coverage, and supporting our veterans and first responders. Having lived in both the suburban east and rural west portions of the District, Tony has a unique understanding that allows him to effectively resolve issues and improve quality of life for all Blue Ridge District residents.
As Supervisor, Tony’s served as a highly accessible leader who listens to residents, and works hard to accomplish their needs. His focus and leadership style have resulted in receipt of the 2018 “Friend of the Blue Ridge Mountain” award, and Loudoun Now’s 2017 “Favorite Public Servant” award.
Tony’s work ethic, style and approach, have resulted in an impressive record of transforming resident input into promises kept and meaningful County policy.
Transportation: Created, funded and accelerated numerous safety enhancement and congestion relief projects to reduce commuting times, increase access to the rural economy, and improve quality of life for residents.
Education: Funded new school resource officers and other safety measures, accelerated much needed new schools to keep class sizes steady, and helped reach goal of 100% countywide full-day kindergarten.
Land Use: Did not approve a single new house in the Rural or Transition Policy Areas beyond what was already allowed “by-right” per existing zoning. Remained focused on construction of much needed infrastructure to reduce traffic congestion for residents.
Conservation: Spearheaded and implemented Loudoun’s new Conservation Easement Assistance program to help landowners permanently remove development rights from their properties. Co-sponsored current Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program initiative being considered by the Board. County staff has confirmed that the TDR program is able to accomplish everything a Purchase of Development Rights program can do, and more. Maintained current protections for Rural Policy Area throughout ongoing Comprehensive Plan update process and is fighting recommendations to increase residential density. Identified and corrected an unlimited density loophole within the County’s Rural Commercial zoning. Working to add new Ridgeline Overlay District to protect our mountain tops from being clear-cut and/or developed at heights above the existing tree line.
Economic Growth: Supported job creation projects that have allowed the Board to reduce taxes for residents. Supported farms and rural businesses, while working to ensure a high quality of life for neighboring residents.
Broadband Expansion: Ensured passage of the Board’s first ever Broadband Strategic Plan making expansion of internet and cellular coverage a priority for Loudoun.
Helping Veterans: Helped bring new mental health counselling “Vet Center” to Leesburg, and approved hiring of a full-time veteran services coordinator. Worked to ensure much needed tax relief for Loudoun’s 100% disabled veterans.
Helping First Responders: Helped ensure improved retirement percentage and pay for Loudoun’s police and fire first responders.
Parks & Recreations: Helped create and fund numerous parks, recreation and trail projects.
In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Supervisors, Tony is a member of the Board’s Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee; he serves as the Boards liaison to the Coalition of Loudoun Towns; and he is a former member of the Northern Virginia Regional Transportation Committee.
If given the honor to serve you again, Tony and his staff will continue their work to ensure that Loudoun becomes an even better place to Live, Learn, Work, Play and Raise a Family!
Tony lives in Purcellville and is the proud father of two children being raised and educated in Loudoun County.