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    Ryan Butler

    703.584.5758 [email protected] Ryan grew up in Loudoun County and has experience in both journalism and business. Before joining the Tribune, he worked as a news and sports writer for Heavy.com, and a contributing writer for the Tampa Bay Times and Yellow Scene Magazine. Ryan has also written for the Chiefland Citizen, INsite Magazine, Levy County Journal and Focus Magazine, and was director of content for Gamedayr Media Network. He also has marketing experience working for JWO Enterprises and Clever Athletics. Ryan earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida’s School of Journalism and Communications, where he minored in Sports Management. Ryan lives in Tyson’s Corner and covers government, education, community, real estate and breaking news for the Tribune.

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  • Gillespie Stumps in Loudoun on Primary Election Eve

    Gillespie Stumps in Loudoun on Primary Election Eve0

    Continuing a whirlwind of candidate activity hours before the 2017 Virginia primary elections, Republican candidate Ed Gillespie stumped in Sterling on June 12, looking to continue his campaign’s momentum in one of the Commonwealth’s most strategic jurisdictions. With its large population and reputation as a swing district, Gillespie joins several candidates from both parties fighting

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Democratic Lt. Gov. Candidate Susan Platt

    EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Democratic Lt. Gov. Candidate Susan Platt0

    Though she has never held elected office, Susan Platt has impacted political causes and campaigns for most of her life. A former Chief of Staff for then- Sen. Joe Bidden, campaign manager for multiple Virginia politicians and founder of two groups to promote female candidates, Platt has quickly risen to the top of many polls

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  • Herring Appearance Highlights Loudoun’s Importance in Primaries

    Herring Appearance Highlights Loudoun’s Importance in Primaries0

    A day before primaries for Virginia’s statewide offices and House of Delegates elections, Attorney General Mark Herring spoke with canvassers in Sterling on behalf of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. Herring’s morning appearance continued a busy few months for high profile candidates in Loudoun, underscoring the county’s importance in the races. “Loudoun has been a battleground

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  • Ashburn Man Charged with Shooting at Occupied Vehicle

    Ashburn Man Charged with Shooting at Occupied Vehicle0

    An Ashburn man was arrested June 9 after he discharged a firearm last night at an occupied vehicle in the area of Armstrong Terrace. Clarence Swaim, 51, was reportedly involved in a domestic-related incident prior to the shooting, according to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Around 10:40 p.m. on June 9 he

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