From National Journal:
"Growing up in the tiny town of Glenville , W.Va. , Jessica Echard thought that pretty much everybody was a conservative. "I just assumed that everybody shared my worldview," she says. "Going to college, I realized that was not the case ... and I realized, 'Hey, I think that these are important values, and I'm going to fight for them.' " At just 26, Echard served as executive director of the Eagle Forum, the social-conservative advocacy group headed by longtime activist Phyllis Schlafly. Now Echard is leaving that position to work in Leesburg , Va. , as chief of staff for Loudoun County Supervisor Lori Waters, who was Echard's boss at the Eagle Forum.
Echard graduated from Marietta College in Ohio in 2003 and came to Washington as an intern at the Eagle Forum. She later worked as a legislative assistant before being promoted to executive director. "It definitely was kind of trial by fire for the first year as executive director," she says, but "I feel like people came to respect me even though I'm young." One highlight Echard mentions is her work with an ad hoc coalition to help defeat the comprehensive immigration reform bill last year. She is still working with Schlafly on efforts to preserve social-conservative tenets in the GOP platform that will be presented at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Echard is a die-hard fan of the West Virginia University Mountaineers football and basketball teams. "The day that we went to the Fiesta Bowl last year, I wore a West Virginia tattoo on my cheek to the Grover Norquist meeting," she says, referring to Norquist's weekly meeting with conservatives around town. She's also a fitness guru and takes boxing classes."
Sounds like she is really up to date and focused on Loudoun County issues.
Lori Waters a moderate? I think not.