You most probably remember the woman who was fired from her government contracting job after she flipped the bird at the President’s motorcade, and while it may be the most public display of her political opinion and activism, now announces that she is running for local office in Virginia.
Juli Briskman said in her campaign announcement she will seek a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in 2019, as she has been deeply involved in the Loudoun County community for about 20 years.
The 51-year-old marketing executive will allegedly run against Republican incumbent Suzanne M. Volpe in the Algonkian District.
Briskman said that she didn’t think about filing paperwork to run against Republican incumbent Suzanne M. Volpe until October of last year when she got fired from her job after a photographer caught her flashing her middle finger at Mr. Trump’s black SUVs.
“We have a right to peacefully protest and criticize and express dissent toward our government,” Briskman told the Post Tuesday. “I’ve gotten some feedback that folks say you should respect the President. Even if you don’t like what they’re doing, you shouldn’t show this sort of disdain. And I simply disagree, and I think the Constitution grants me that privilege.”
Briskman revealed that her platform requests increasing government funding for county schools, increasing regulations on development, and improving local government transparency.
Republicans hold a 6-3 majority on Loudoun County’s board and the Party has represented the county at the congressional level for nearly 40 years, but the county has voted for Democrats in state and federal elections.