Macbeth to Run for Leesburg Council

Evan Macbeth, former chairman of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee, is the latest candidate to announce a run for Leesburg Town Council this November.

Macbeth unsuccessfully ran for county treasurer last fall, challenging five-term incumbent H. Roger Zurn Jr. Most recently, Macbeth helped organize the Educate Don’t Segregate activist group earlier this year opposing the Loudoun County School Board’s proposal to assign a large percentage of the town’s low-income and English Language Learner elementary students to two  schools.

In a prepared statement announcing his council campaign, Macbeth said Leesburg’s growing, diverse community exemplifies where Loudoun, and America, is headed.

“We are a destination for families and young adults and have a responsibility to ensure that our government is there for those that made Leesburg great, even as we welcome those new to our Town,” he said.

Macbeth and his wife have two children and have lived in Leesburg since 2006. He is a director at Loudoun-based IT research company Sine Nomine Associates.

He has served on the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science and the Leesburg Technology and Communications Commission. In 2012, he was an elector in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District for President Barack Obama.

Macbeth said it’s important for council members to work together to continue building “an amazing community.”

“The work of Council is the work of the public, from improving our traffic on the Bypass, to ensuring that downtown development is handled with a keen eye towards the fundamental character of our town,” he stated. “I look forward to talking to my neighbors on every street in Leesburg about who we are as a Town and where we should take our community in the future.”

Friends of Evan Macbeth will host a campaign kickoff cookout and fundraiser at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Billy Cox Pavilion, adjacent to Rust Library at 380 Old Waterford Road NW. Learn more about the candidate at or on Facebook: “Macbeth for Leesburg.”

Macbeth joins Ron Campbell, John Hilton and Gwen Pangle as council candidates. The seats of Katie Hammler, Tom Dunn and Bruce Gemmill expire Dec. 31. The council incumbents have not announced their plans.

9 thoughts on “Macbeth to Run for Leesburg Council

  • 2016-05-07 at 9:55 pm

    And here you have it, Evan (I am so petty I worry about political signs where they are not suppose to be) Macbeth. This guy has been the mind behind recent negative town campaigns for the Democrats and just can’t be trusted.

  • 2016-05-09 at 9:51 am

    I really have no idea how “petty” Evan may be, or not be. BUT, I do know that Tom Dunn has, every time he has run for election, run the foulest, nastiest campaigns that Leesburg has ever seen. And, I expect Tom Dunn to do the same this year. Hopefully, we will see a set of three new faces on the Leesburg Town Counsel side of things this November, and be able to say goodbye to Tom Dunn in particular.

  • 2016-05-09 at 1:03 pm

    Let’s see if Macbeth can lose by fewer than 40 % like his last defeat (70/30). Will he sprinkle the town council with environmental holy water like he did at the BoS?

    The guy is more suited for theater than policy.

  • 2016-05-09 at 3:39 pm

    DD, do you have the date for the holy water spectacle? I would love to see that.

    I don’t live in Leesburg but hope all the whining about extra taxes stops if MacBeth is elected. He is essentially telling there is no cost that should not be borne by the taxpayers. I just hope he realizes those members of the community without voting cards can’t vote. But they can definitely consume resources like nobody’s business.

  • 2016-05-09 at 5:35 pm

    DD, that’s classic! Thanks.

    May the Leesburg residents be “blessed” with his public service on the council. It’s just a shame MacBeth isn’t concerned about the policies of his allies (Democrats) which result in the infringement upon our private property (massive confiscation of $B’s in taxes to pay fake EITC/Child credits or provide services for non-citizens).

  • 2016-05-11 at 10:11 am

    What will not be funny is two County Democrat Chairmen sitting on Council. MC Nut Job and Marty the Mouth Martinez.

    It is truly amazing how the Dems just love to be in control. There are 4 Dems on Council now: Burk, The Mouth, Butler, and Hammler. Ron “why didn’t you appoint me Mayor” Campbell now running for Council along with Pangle and Mc Nut Job who all are the “we want council to all agree with us democrats” ticket. And there are 3 Dems running for Mayor, with hard liners Burk and Butler, and soft Dem Kevin ‘is wrong” Wright.

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