The deadline to file to run in November’s general elections is less than two weeks away, and already several candidates have submitted all their paperwork to be placed on the ballot for one of four seats up for grabs on the Leesburg Town Council.
Loudoun County General Registrar Judy Brown confirmed that Town Council incumbents Tom Dunn and Katie Hammler have submitted all the necessary paperwork to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot. Council challengers Ron Campbell, John Hilton and Evan Macbeth have submitted some of the necessary paperwork, but have not yet met all the requirements. Fellow challenger Gwen Pangle has submitted all her paperwork to run.
In the mayor’s race, current Vice Mayor Kelly Burk, whose council term is not up until 2018, and former Town Council member Kevin Wright have submitted all their necessary paperwork. Current Mayor David Butler has not yet submitted any of paperwork, but said Thursday he plans to by week’s end.
Those who have paperwork still to file have until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Brown said.
The council seats of Hammler, Dunn and Bruce Gemmill are up for new four-year terms in November, and the mayor’s seat yields a two-year term. Gemmill, who was appointed to his council seat earlier this year, has said he will not run.