Updated: Aug 31
Ladies in Blue Virginia PAC is proud to endorse Soror Buta Biberaj as she seeks re-election as the Commonwealth's Attorney for Loudoun County. We took the opportunity to review her history and speak with Soror Biberaj directly. Here's what you should know. Connection with Zeta Buta Biberaj joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. by way of Phi Upsilon Zeta Chapter on April 1, 2023. Academic Achievement Buta earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1993. Experience to Lead Buta has practiced law for over 30 years and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of New York, and the United States Supreme Court. She ran for the Commonwealth's Attorney office in 2019 and won, becoming the first woman elected to secure the seat in Loudoun County.
"When I saw the constant throwing away of people who were involved with the justice system, but were non-violent or dealing with mental health or substance addiction, I knew it would not change unless I became part of the solution. Thus, I ran in 2019 and won."
Priorities as Head Prosecutor Increase diversity of the office's team to better reflect and serve the community; ensure a fully staffed victim witness team and domestic violence and sexual assault prosecution team to handle these important cases; focus on harm reduction and not conviction quotas.
"Early on, a District Court judge approached me about seven grand larceny charges on a single docket that were nolle pros, meaning the prosecutor was not pursuing them. All of the charges involved a homeless veteran with mental health issues. He had stolen from a grocery store and the current charges were based on an automatic penalty due to a prior conviction. I asked the judge, 'do you know that he was stealing lunch?' Instead of pursuing a conviction, I met with his attorney to see how they could get Veteran’s Affairs services for the individual and at least food on his table. My office has started exploring the possibility of a veterans’ docket."
Soror Biberaj faces an opponent in the June 20, 2023 Democratic primary election. Should she advance as the primary winner, she will face a Republican opponent in the November 7 general election. Loudoun County residents - your vote matters! Last day to early vote is this Saturday, June 17. Polls on June 20 election day will be open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Find more details here on how/when/where to vote and be sure to have a voting plan. You may support Soror Biberaj by volunteering, contributing and sharing her information with Loudoun voters – www.BiberajforLoudoun.com.
*Update June 21, 2023: Buta Biberaj wins her Democratic primary race. She moves on to the Virginia's general election November 7, 2023. In person early voting runs September 22 through November 4. Be informed, making a voting plan, and cast your ballot by November 7!