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Walbridge Statement Regarding Lack of Running Water in Howardsville, VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2019

Round Hill —Today, Democratic nominee for Blue Ridge Supervisor Tia Walbridge released the following statement regarding the lack of running water in Howardsville, VA.

“No one should be without running water anywhere in this country, let alone in its wealthiest county,” Walbridge said. “Not only has our county failed to provide the most basic necessities to our residents, the Commissioner of the Revenue continues to tax unlivable and unsellable Howardsville units like they are $200,000 homes.

“This is a systemic issue happening all over Loudoun. I commend Chair Randall for bringing attention to this issue in Howardsville. But there is much work to be done, and it will take proactive engagement and leadership from every supervisor to make sure all Loudoun residents have access to the most basic element sustaining human life.

“We’re all connected and what happens in a community like Howardsville matters to everybody. We are one Loudoun County and we have to look out for each other.”

Walbridge is a sheep farmer, mom, and small-business owner in western Loudoun. She is a Governor’s Appointee to the Virginia Agricultural Council and serves on the board of Loudoun County Farm Bureau. She also serves on the board of Dandelion Meadow, a nonprofit that provides facilities for women battling addiction in Loudoun County. She is endorsed by Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Del. John Bell, Del. Wendy Gooditis, several other state representatives, and Vote Mama PAC.

For more information contact: Wellesley Daniels wellesley@tia4va.com.

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