The partisan slates are set for Leesburg’s non-partisan election.
The Loudoun County Republican Committee on Monday night endorsed four of the 10 candidates in November’s municipal elections. The Loudoun Democratic Committee also has endorsed a four-member slate.
Mayoral candidate Kevin Wright was the top vote-getter in the LCRC’s secret-ballot endorsement voting. The LCDC endorsed Vice Mayor Kelly Burk in the mayoral race. They are challenging incumbent David S. Butler, a councilman since 2008 who was elected by the Town Council early this year to fill the seat left vacant by the election of long-time mayor Kristen Umstattd to the Board of Supervisors.
In the Town Council races, the Republicans endorsed incumbent Tom Dunn; political newcomer John Hilton; and Ken Reid, a former Town Council member who opted not to seek re-election to the Board of Supervisors last year.
Democrats have endorsed Ron Campbell, Evan MacBeth and Gwen Pangle. Incumbent Katie Sheldon Hammler, seeking her fourth four-year term, did not seek an endorsement by either party.
On Nov. 8, Leesburg voters will cast votes for mayor and up to three council candidates.
The town elections are non-partisan; the endorsements will be used in sample ballots distributed by the parties and in candidates’ promotional materials.