Bicyclist who flipped off Trump wins office in Virginia

Juli Briskman, a 52 year old Viriginian, was elected as the supervisory-elect for the Algonkian District on November 5th, 2019. Briskman first became famous in 2017, as the cyclist who flipped off President Trump’s motorcade as he left his golf course in Potomac Falls, VA. 

After telling her boss at the government contracting firm where she worked as a marketing executive, she was promptly fired for “violating code of conduct policy” for posting the photos of herself online. She contacted the American Civil Liberties Union to file a lawsuit, but it was dismissed by a state judge. 

The day after she was fired, she signed up to work at the polling stations to assist in the 2017 election.

“There’s no doubt that that photo and me getting unjustly fired from my position at work kicked off my drive and kicked off my desire to become active politically,” said Briskman.  

Briskman announced that she was running for office in September of 2018 on Twitter by quoting the Washington Post article that started it all. 

“Today, I am filing my organizational papers in a bid for local office in Loudoun County, Va. Loudoun deserves transparency in government, fully funded schools & smarter solutions to growth,” she said. “It’s time for a change.”

She focused her campaign on improving and maintaining the county’s environmental conservation plan, introduce affordable housing and implement better pay for teachers and first responders. 
In January of 2020, she will be sworn into the Loudoun County Supervisory Board, replacing a Republican for the seat. Briskman states that her district oversees Trump’s golf courses, and while she doubts anything coming across her desk, she will “take a little bit of enjoyment in that.” Democrats now have control of Virginia’s House and Senate, and will hold all three branches of Virginia’s government for the first time in a generation.

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