ASCEND Identifies Tia Walbridge as Rising Star
Latest National Endorsement Proves Implications of Blue Ridge Race Extend Beyond Loudoun County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2019
Round Hill — Today, Tia Walbridge, Democratic nominee for Blue Ridge Supervisor, announced ASCEND PAC has endorsed her campaign for the Loudoun Board of Supervisors. ASCEND is an organization committed to identifying and providing financial support to emerging Democratic candidates running for local office.
“After a rigorous endorsement process, I’m so honored to have the support of ASCEND,” Walbridge said. “ASCEND is simultaneously focused on investing in local races today and building a pipeline of future talent for tomorrow. They understand the importance of putting local faces on our national party. I’m so excited to work with them for the next two months and for years to come.”
“Well-spoken, knowledgeable about the issues, and passionate to serve, Tia uniformly impressed our endorsement committee as a candidate with a unique background and a bright future,” ASCEND Managing Director Hannah Beck said, “She’s been a leader in her community already, serving as a Governor’s appointee to the Virginia Agricultural Council and a Board Member of the Loudoun County Farm Bureau. We are excited about Tia’s prospects in this race and are confident that it will not be her last stint in elective office.
ASCEND’s endorsement follows endorsements from NoVA Labor, Loudoun Education Association PAC, People For The American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund, Vote Mama PAC, which supports pro-choice moms running for office, Run For Something, Rep. Jennifer Wexton and several state and local representatives, and a score of "51/50" from Equality Loudoun, a group focused on promoting LGBTQ+ rights in Loudoun County.
Tia is a sheep farmer, small business owner, and mom to two young girls in the Loudoun public school system. She was appointed to sit on the Virginia Agricultural Council, is a board member of Loudoun County Farm Bureau, and a founding member of Save Rural Loudoun. She also serves on the board of Dandelion Meadow, a nonprofit that provides facilities for women battling addiction in Loudoun County.