Jimmerson to Step Down from Purcellville Council

After nearly four years on the Purcellville Town Council, Councilwoman Karen Jimmerson announced Tuesday that she will leave her seat three months early.

Jimmerson did not seek re-election this spring, saying she instead planned to run for the Blue Ridge District Board of Supervisors seat next fall. On Tuesday, Jimmerson said she was resigning in preparation for a move to Aldie.

Jimmerson said that she has moved 10 times in the past 26 years and that Purcellville has been her longest place of residence ever.

“I never compromised on the issues most important to citizens,” she said. “I have served the people to the best of my abilities, and I am grateful that they trusted me.”

Jimmerson is the second councilmember to step down from past six months. Kelli Grim resigned in October, also because she was planning a move out of town.

Because her term expires June 30, Jimmerson said it was unlikely the council would go through the process of interviewing candidates and appointing a replacement to serve just a few weeks. Instead, voters will pick her successor in the May 1 election.

2 thoughts on “Jimmerson to Step Down from Purcellville Council

  • 2018-04-11 at 11:50 am

    Moved 10 times in 26 years? Maybe that explains her behavior and attitude.

  • 2018-04-26 at 11:54 am

    This is the best thing that has come from Purcellville’s town management debacle. The former councilwoman’s combativeness, indignant nature, and reductive, ad hominem attacks on citizens with opposing viewpoints are, at best, ham-fisted ‘us vs. them’ political power plays and, at her worst, a sloppy, manic daytime drama recap plastered all over social media. Even if we disagree about the future of where we live, let’s do so through respectful discussions, not brashly and vindictively smattered anonymous attacks.

    We can SEE you behind the curtain, Purcellville Matters!

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