On The Ballot: Hamilton, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Round Hill

In Tuesday’s municipal elections in Hamilton, Lovettsville, Middleburg and Round Hill there is only one contested race.

Middleburg’s ballot includes four candidates running for three Town Council seats.

Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. In-person absentee voting is available at the county’s Office of Elections, at 750 Miller Drive SE Suite C in Leesburg, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday.



Poll location: Hamilton Baptist Church

Council (choose three)

Matthew L. Clark: 571-528-9360; matthewlcva@gmail.com

John D. Unger: 540-338-4620; dunger@verizon.net

Kenneth C. Wine: 540-338-6526; kcwine@comcast.net

Incumbents Matthew L. Clark, John D. Unger and Vice Mayor Kenneth C. Wine are seeking re-election. Unger has served on the council for eight terms, 24 years. Wine is a three-term councilman. Clark is running for the first time after being appointed to a vacant seat.

Mayor David L. Simpson’s term is not up, as Hamilton has the only four-year mayoral term in the county.

Projects topping the agenda of the next Town Council will include overseeing sidewalk improvements, funded in part by a $273,000 federal grant; the development of more public parking downtown at the former Hamilton fire station property, purchased by the town last year; and updating the town park and its equipment.


Poll location: Lovettsville Community Center

Mayor (choose one)

Robert J. Zoldos II: 571-271-4251; bobby.zoldos@gmail.com

Council (choose three)

Robert D. Gentile: 540-668-5178; gentiler@hotmail.com

Michael T. Senate: 540-822-5941; mtsenate@gmail.com

Jim D. McIntyre: james.d.mcintyre@gmail.com

Mayor Robert J. Zoldos II is running unopposed for his third two-year term. In the council race, Michael T. Senate is running for his third term and Councilman Jim D. McIntyre is bidding for a second term. They are joined by Planning Commissioner Robert D. Gentile, who is making his first run for a council seat.

The town has a lot going on. Most recently, the council has focused on tackling its utility debt and building up reserves. Next on the agenda is strengthening the town’s economic development efforts, and to diversify its revenue streams so that it is not just relying on residential property tax income. Supporting business growth in the new Town Square retail building is part of that effort. The next council also will face some key staffing questions, including whether to establish a police department.



Poll location: Middleburg Town Hall

Mayor (choose one)

Betsy Allen Davis: 540-687-4680; badputts@aol.com

Council (choose three)

Kevin Daly: 540-687-2016: jkevdaly@aol.com

Trowbridge M. Littleton: 571-276-7730; bridgelittleton@hotmail.com

Phillip M. Miller: 540-687-5633; miller4middleburg@gmail.com

Tony C. Pearce: 571-271-4025; tpearce@ellisdaleconstruction.com

Mayor Betsy Davis is running unopposed for her sixth two-year term.

In the Town Council race, candidates J. Kevin Daly, Trowbridge M. Littleton (son of incumbent Trowbridge Littleton who is not seeking re-election), Phillip M. Miller and Tony C. Pearce are all first-time candidates. The top three vote-getters will will join experienced council members Mark Snyder, Darlene Kirk and Kevin Hazard.

The town is in the midst of its long anticipated Rt. 50 traffic-calming project and the council’s major focus has been to help businesses and residents impacted by the one-lane traffic, dust, noise and disruption caused by the work. It is hoped the work—which features curb extensions, new street lights and brick crosswalks—will be substantially completed by the end of October. Also in the works is a new sewer pump station, which should improve reliability at the west end of town. The town soon will see a major growth spurt, when construction begins on 49 homes on the Salamander Resort and Spa property.


Round Hill

Poll location: Round Hill Center

Mayor (choose one)

Scott T. Ramsey: 540-338-2269; sramsey@alumni.virginia.edu

Council (choose three)

Kim D. Fortunato: 540-441-7507; kim@fortunato.com

Mary Anne K. Graham: 540-338-7738; maryannegraham@comcast.net

Mike K. Minshall: 703-717-1486; mikeminshall@att.net


Mayor Scott Ramsey is running unopposed for a third term, while longtime Councilwoman Mary Anne Graham is bidding for her eighth four-year term on the Town Council. Kim D. Fortunato and Mike K. Minshall are running for council seats for the first time.

Major projects before the town include the completion of comprehensive plan revisions; construction of the Main Street improvement project and the companion Franklin Park Trail project; and development of Sleeter Lake Park. As a result of the comprehensive plan update, town leaders also are laying the groundwork for commercial development at the east end of town and expanding to the west to incorporate county-owned land where a new fire station is planned. Groundwater studies are being made in the search for new water sources and a new water tower is planned south of town to add redundancy to the town’s water storage and distribution system as well as aid with fire suppression.

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