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Politics is very local for Chamber executive


Nov. 22, 2019
By William Ehart

Matt Letourneau is an association executive and a politician, recently re-elected to a third term on the Loudoun County, Va., Board of Supervisors.

Fortunately for him, local politics is very local. The Republican was able to steer clear of the impeachment drama gripping the nation’s capital and survive a “blue wave” in Virginia.

Letourneau—managing director of communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute—first ran in 2011 to represent the Dulles District of the county on issues like infrastructure and economic development, where he felt a lack of progress. Now, he said his children get a kick out of seeing his name on plaques in public buildings, and he enjoys traveling to Wall Street every year to help keep the county’s top credit rating.

“It is a blessing to not have to get involved in (impeachment talk),” Letourneau told CEO Update. “And I really have gone out of my way to not be involved in it. … It’s no secret that the Democrats did very well in Loudoun because of the national environment.”