The deadline to file to run in November’s general elections is next week, and already several candidates have submitted all the paperwork required for their names to be placed on the ballot.
Leesburg voters will elect three council members and a mayor.
Loudoun County General Registrar Judy Brown confirmed Monday that Town Council incumbents Tom Dunn and Katie Sheldon Hammler have submitted all the necessary paperwork to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot. Council challengers Ron Campbell, John Hilton and Gwen Pangle have also submitted all their paperwork. Announced challenger Evan Macbeth has submitted some of the paperwork, but has not yet met all the requirements.
In the mayor’s race, incumbent Mayor David Butler has submitted all his paperwork. The two challengers vying for the mayor’s seat have as well—current Vice Mayor Kelly Burk, whose council term is not up until 2018, and former Town Council member Kevin Wright.
Those who have paperwork still to file have until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Brown said.
The terms of Butler, Hammler, Dunn and Bruce Gemmill expire Dec. 31. Gemmill, who was appointed to a council seat earlier this year, has said he will not run.