I’m sure you all remember Juli Briskman who peddled her way into our hearts when she gave the Mango Menace a one finger salute as he drove past her on his way to his Golf Club in Virginia.
Julia was rewarded for her act of extreme patriotism by unfairly losing her job with Akima, the government contracting firm she worked for but was awarded severance pay.
Julie has lost her wrongful termination suit, but decided on a new future for herself and her talented digits.
She’s filed to run for Algonkian District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in 2019.
“Juli Briskman, the cyclist who flashed her middle finger at President Trump’s motorcade — and lost her job at a government contracting firm as a result — is parlaying an act of resistance into a run for local office in Northern Virginia.
The 51-year-old marketing executive said this week she will file the paperwork to challenge Suzanne M. Volpe, a Republican who represents the Algonkian District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in 2019.
The county reliably votes for Democrats at the state and federal level, but Republicans maintain control of the board, 6 to 3, and Republicans have represented the county in Congress for nearly 40 years.
Democrats hope voter hostility toward Trump, combined with a recent population boom and demographic changes, will help them oust Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in November and turn the Board of Supervisors blue in 2019 county elections.
Trump often returns to Briskman’s section of Loudoun to visit Trump National Golf Club. Each time, she and a band of Democrats stage impromptu protests outside the resort with signs and baby Trump balloons. Middle fingers stay down.
“If he’s coming to my neighborhood,” she said, “I think he should see some resistance.”
Click over to WaPo to learn more about the race, Juli’s plans for after she wins and her background.
The top photo tells me all I need to know about her suitability for office.
If I lived in Virginia I’d vote for her twice, at least.
(just kidding, Kris Kobach…)
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