GOP Readies for Leesburg Election Endorsements

The Loudoun County Republican Committee on Monday established the procedure by which it will consider endorsing candidates in Leesburg’s Nov. 8 municipal elections.

Candidates wishing to seek the endorsement for mayor or one of three council seats will be required to pay a $200 filing fee and sign the party’s loyalty pledge stating they plan to vote for Republican candidates in the election. Those who file will be invited to address the committee at a special meeting, tentatively planned for next month. The committee would then vote Aug. 15 on who to endorse.

Committee Chairman Will Estrada said he had been contacted by mayoral candidate Kevin Wright, council incumbents Tom Dunn and Katie Hammler, and challengers Ken Reid and John Hilton about the endorsement process.

Hilton addressed the committee during Monday’s meeting and Wright was formally elected as a member of the committee. Reid and Dunn also attended the meeting.

Municipal elections in Virginia are non-partisan, so all candidates are considered to be running as independents.

One thought on “GOP Readies for Leesburg Election Endorsements

  • 2016-06-30 at 3:09 pm

    Well, well, I guess we all should give Katie Hammler the prize. For the past four years, she has endorsed democrats for Senate, Governor, Attorney General, and most other democrat candidates. I would love to be the fly on the wall when the republican committee discusses her request for endorsement. Of course, I have noticed of late quite a few republicans who claimed they were people of principle, who have since the republican nomination process, stated out condemning Donald Trump, and now backing him (I do wish to give credit where credit is due, and will point out that some, like Michael Farris, have refused to do so – they are not willing to sell out their principles) so I suspect the republican committee may very well endorse Katie Hammler.

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