Filing Deadline Nearing, 9 Vying for Leesburg Council Seats

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.

4 thoughts on “Filing Deadline Nearing, 9 Vying for Leesburg Council Seats

  • 2016-06-07 at 2:56 pm

    Ron Campbell if you want to earn trust you have to be more truthful then you have been to date.

  • 2016-06-04 at 12:06 pm

    My, my, Leesburgfinest (as in, not) is at it again. Wow, he uses so many words, and yet we learn so little from him. Voters of Leesburg: Vote for anyone who this person attacks. Those candidates probably have something on the ball. I personally will be voting for anyone else but Tom Dunn and Katie Hammler.

  • 2016-06-03 at 5:04 pm

    Evan – as you know, I will be supporting all other candidates to ensure that you do not sit on our Town Council, even though some are equally as liberal such as Ron, as I deem him a more sincere and genuinely a kinder soul. I am not Republican, nor conservative, but feel it necessary to protect the integrity of numerous existing values and cultures that you do not represent, and that you will readily trash as your progressive movement rolls forward thrashing everything in it’s way. With that said, I will volunteer my time, money and efforts, some behind the scene and some not, to ensure you fail. Based on your MacBeth for Leesburg a Blog, how has Nataly Estremera been a resident of Leesburg since 2000 when her arrest in 2009 for operating an unispected vehicle, amongst many other driving offenses at the time, indicated that she had a Maryland Drivers Licence with a Rockville address??? I told you previously about re-tweeting information without fact-checking…. She has numerous other driving infractions also in Fairfax and Loudoun County…. Knowing what I know about people, if you tell me she lived here since 2000, she probably just wasn’t paying her personal property taxes nor did she get her town or county stickers, which would explain many things and her keeping the Maryland drivers license. I guess breaking the law for several years, in lieu of being a law-abiding citizen, is something you support too. She we charge her now retroactively. I can add this to my list of questions for you….. I haven’t reviewed the criminal or traffic records of your other character witnesses, but perhaps you should take a few minutes to determine if they are providing correct information before posting it to your official political websites…. Ron – I don’t agree with your ideology, but stay clean as there aren’t many seats and too many folks vying for them…. I intend to continue to highlight the good and the bad of each candidate as too many folks in our Town couldn’t care less…….

  • 2016-06-03 at 12:33 pm

    This morning I received official word from the Director of Elections, Judy Brown, that I have completed and submitted all required documents to be placed on the November 8th ballot for Leesburg Town Council.

    Ny name will be listed as : R.E. “Ron ” Campbell

    I look forward to earning the trust of Leesburg residents and those who work or have their businesses in Leesburg.

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