Leesburg Candidate Forums Planned    

Town voters will get the opportunity to get to know mayoral and Town Council candidates’ views on important town issues during two upcoming forums organized by the League of Womens Voters.

The first, planned for Thursday, Sept. 15, will feature the three candidates running for mayor—incumbent Mayor David Butler, Vice Mayor Kelly Burk, and former Town Council member Kevin Wright. The following Thursday, Sept. 22, will feature the seven candidates running for one of three Town Council seats: incumbent council members Katie Hammler and Tom Dunn, and challengers Ron Campbell, Gwen Pangle, John Hilton, Evan Macbeth, and former Town Council member and county supervisor Ken Reid.

Both forums will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. those evenings at Rust Library.

For more information, go to loudoun.va.lwvnet.org.

3 thoughts on “Leesburg Candidate Forums Planned    

  • 2016-09-13 at 10:47 am

    Red you are a moderate which is what liberals call themselves when trying to hide their true beliefs. But thanks for the brief bio, it reads like most democrat’s.

  • 2016-09-08 at 10:30 am

    Hello leesburgsfinest, have we met? I don’t know you by your login name, but perhaps we are best of friends and I am unaware. I would enjoy knowing your perspective on “very liberal”. I say this in all sincerity, as I personally describe myself as a moderate; constantly finding the middle ground on issues and building consensus whenever possible. I was raised in a military home, went from brownies to cadettes, emancipated myself at 17, worked full time and went to college full time to become an RN, had to go into real estate so that I could raise my two children and my sisters three as a single mother in a very expensive county, am a small business owner of three companies, volunteer my time on 9 boards in Leesburg and my profession, and have decided that Leesburg is in need of reasonable, responsible, leadership from strong leaders who are focused on the growth and history of our town. I am a proponent of small business, arts, music, economic development, health, safety, education, freedom of religion, speech and gender identity. I am a strong supporter of women’s rights and aligned with a party whose views on that issue alone are inline with mine, and that was only this year. For the other 37 voting years of my life I voted for the person, not the party. I believe we are better together and working with people who disagree with you is key to serving your community and your country.
    I have been a competition shooter, gone skydiving, scuba diving, and motorcycle riding.
    That’s a little about me, you?

  • 2016-09-04 at 4:13 pm

    I hope there is plenty of room. BTW, the LWV’s touts themselves as being non-partisan, but by their own words (Action/Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.), they aren’t and their perspective of matters Nationally and Locally is very liberal. The Local President and Voter Registration Job titles are held by Priscilla Godfrey, a very devout liberal Democrat, who previously served on the LC School Board for a significant amount of time before being ousted by Jill Turgeon. They don’t or won’t openly support a candidate, the same way other non-partisan entities do too, such as the NRA, but it’s pretty easy to determine who they align with. They will do very well, especially continuing to further align themselves with Dave Butler, Kelly Burk, Ron Campbell, Evan MacBeth and Gwen Pangle all of whom are very liberal Democrats. To a lesser degree she may align with Kevin Wright and Katie Hammler. I am truly curious to know if the liberal Loudoun Times Mirror will be helping assist as moderator since Peter can’t be trusted and is biased.

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