Phyllis Randall was elected Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in November 2015, becoming the first woman of color in Virginia's history to be elected Chair of a County Board.
As Loudoun’s Chair at Large, she represents the county on various regional, state, and national bodies including serving as Chair of the Virginia Association of Counties Health and Human Resources sub-committee, and Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, among others. She was named to Governing Magazine’s 2019 Women in Government Leadership Program. In addition, the citizens of Loudoun County voted Chair Randall the 2018 Favorite Public Official, an honor which she is most humbled to receive.
Throughout her first term, Chair Randall has used her position to empower every single person who calls Loudoun County home. Her record of success is clear:
"I am committed to Loudoun County. I’m devoted to service. And together, we’re going to do this.”
• Increased salaries for our teachers, government employees, and first responders.
• Lowered taxes every year in office.
• Spearheaded efforts to address unmet housing needs for Loudoun's working families.
• Championed our environment, ushering in award winning renewable green energy solutions
• Successfully led the effort for increased school funding for universal full day kindergarten.
• Successfully led the effort to reestablish a county Drug Court, prioritizing treatment over incarceration.
Prior to her election, Chair Randall was a mental health therapist, working in a local adult detention center with offenders struggling with substance abuse and addiction, a position she enjoyed for over fifteen years. She and her husband Thaddeus (T.W.) have lived in Loudoun since 2003, and are the proud parents of two sons, Ashon and Aaron.
THERE IS STILL WORK TO BE DONE
“In 2015, we came together and elected the most diverse board this county has ever seen. Because of that, we see you, no matter who you are. No matter your color, your race, your age, your sexual orientation or your documentation. We see you! But there is still work to be done.”