Who is Kwasi Fraser?

He is the mayor-elect of Purcellville. Leesburg Today describes him as a, “political neophyte.” Be that as it may, he just clobbered vice-mayor Keith Melton’s bid to succeed Bob Lazaro, 68% to 32%.

To begin with, FirewallNOVA says “congratulations” to Mr. Fraser!

Now, really… who is he? Like most candidates, he’s provided biographical data you can find online. But, in a fiction as convincing as William Shatner’s hairpiece, town elections in Loudoun county are non-partisan. Politically, the question is, “Which way will Purcellville’s new mayor swing?” Draw your own conclusions from a couple of items we found for you.

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Did loudounprogress.org Touch a Nerve?

Loudoun activist Jonathan Weintraub is saying on his Facebook page that a post encouraging people to vote for Bob Marshall (apparently in an effort to defeat the inevitable nomination of Barbara Comstock) has offended someone who has been able to take loudounprogress.org offline. Well, the site is offline, but that can happen for a lot of reasons. Regardless, while we wait for it to return, read on to see what FirewallNOVA was able to pull from the Google cached copy of loudounprogress.org’s original post.

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Girl Scouts CEO Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

Linda Carne, who served as CEO of the 12,000-member Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth from April 2010 through December 2011, was convicted yesterday of embezzling nearly $23,000 from the organization.

One of the few salaried persons within the Scout hierarchy, Carne was paid in excess of $100,000 a year.

Read the full story at the Times Dispatch.

LCSO Seeks Public’s Help To Identify Costco Larceny Suspect

Costco larceny suspect
Suspect shown at Sterling Costco around 3:45 pm on Saturday, April 19
April 20, 2014

Contact: Liz Mills, Director of Media Relations and Communications, Liz.mills@loudoun.gov

Loudoun County, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect who injured two deputies as he attempted to flee from the scene of a larceny at the Costco in Sterling, Virginia.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Coscto on Price Cascades Plaza around 3:45PM on Saturday for a report of a larceny in progress. A male suspect was attempting to take televisions from the store.

Deputies confronted the man and attempted to stop him from fleeing the area. The suspect entered his vehicle, closed the driver’s side door on one deputy’s hand. A second deputy attempted to grab the suspect through his window. The suspect drove away, dragging the deputy for approximately 60 feet and striking a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. Both deputies were taken to a local hospital and have since been released.

Costco larceny suspect car
This 2004-2006 model Acura with NY plates is the vehicle of Costco larceny suspect

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has released still photos of the suspect and the suspect vehicle. The suspect was driving a 2004-2006 model Acura with New York tags.

If you have any information regarding the possible identity or whereabouts of this suspect, you are asked to call Detective W. Promisel of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1021. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

Arlington Board Chair Apologizes for ‘Latino Time’ Comment

Jay Fisette and Walter Tejada
Jay Fisette (l) apologized for a comment about board colleague Walter Tejada. (Photo shared under Creative Commons license by Arlington County.)
When Arlington board member Walter Tejada was late for the swearing-in ceremony of newly-elected member John Vihstadt, Chairman Jay Fisette remarked that Tejada was running on “Latino time.’ After being questioned by a reporter, Fisette apologized.

Read more at the Arlington Sun Gazette.

Beyer Gains Richardson, Dean Endorsements

Bill Richardson and Howard Dean
Former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer has been endorsed by Bill Richardson and Howard Dean in his bid to succeed Jim Moran. A Democratic candidate will be determined from among a crowded field in the June 10 primary election.
Former Virginia Lt. Governor Don Beyer announced he has received the endorsements of former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean in his bid for the Democratic nomination to for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Jim Moran.

Read more at WJLA.com.