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 macbethforleesburg.com 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.