Democrats had a very good night in elections in both Kentucky, where Democrat Andy Beshear appears headed toward the governor’s mansion, and in Virginia where for the first time in almost a quarter century, Democrats have won majorities in both the Virginia House and Senate
But one of the sweetest victories came in Loudoun County, Virginia. Just outside of Washington, D.C. this county is filled with federal workers and their families, and it also happens to be home to Trump National Golf Club, one of Trump’s weekend destination because of its proximity to the White House.
In 2017, Loudoun County resident Juli Briskman was angry to see Trump’s motorcade speeding around her en route to or from the club and she was famously photographed giving him a one finger wave. She was fired from her job as a government contractor at Akima Inc. over act of resistance.
But, Briskman is a persister. She campaigned for other candidates and then decided to make a run for herself, running for Loudoun County Supervisor. And guess what? She won! Briskman beat Supervisor Suzanne M. Volpe (R-Algonkian).
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Briskman offered a few words to the Huffington Post:
“Two years ago I was fired for standing up to the backwards agenda of Donald Trump. But now my neighbors in Algonkian District have backed me up and rejected the Trump agenda,” Briskman told HuffPost Tuesday night. “We worked really hard on this campaign. It was a tough race. I’m excited to create a Loudoun County that works for everyone.”