Next Tuesday, May 4th, election day for the Town of Leesburg (and the other Towns in Loudoun). There are three open positions on Council and a contested Mayoral race to be decided by the voters. The last election (in 2008) was a low-turnout affair. In Town elections, your vote really counts, as it is such a smaller set of people voting.
There are a number of important issues facing the Town that the next Mayor and Council will have to address, including but not limited to a new Cable TV Franchise for Comcast, Town revenue changes, as carryover (i.e., surpluses) from previous years declines, and, as always, land use and development.
Leesburg Democrats have endorsed Mayor Umstattd for re-election, as well as Marty Martinez, Neely Law and Ann Robinson for Council.
As a point of interest, Leesburg Town elections are somewhat different in that the County is broken up into voting districts that do not necessarily honor the borders of the Town. As a result, five Precincts that are in the Catoctin District (Heritage, Tolbert, Evergreen, Balls Bluff and Greenway) vote in Leesburg Town elections, but have a different Supervisor (Sally Kurtz) from the rest of the Town (Kelly Burk).
Please come out and cast your vote on Tuesday, every vote really does count.