Sixteen Apply for Vacant Leesburg Council Seat

There’s quite a bit of interest in filling the lone remaining vacant seat on the Leesburg Town Council.

Sixteen town residents submitted résumés and expressions of interest in advance of the noon deadline today to be considered for the council seat. The person selected will serve the remaining of David Butler’s council term, which expires at the end of this year. Butler was recently appointed to serve as the town’s new mayor, also for a term that expires Dec. 31, after former mayor Kristen C. Umstattd was elected as the Leesburg District representative to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

Those throwing their hats in the ring for the vacant council seat are: Brett Burk, Ron Campbell, James Csizmadia, Victoria Daly, Rusty Foster, Bruce Gemmill, Jay Greeley, John Hilton, Rebecca Hoey, Edward Kiley, Gwen Pangle, Mary Pellicano, Oliver Peters, Douglas Skinner, Terry Titus and Giovanna Untalan. Campbell has already announced that he will seek a council seat in November’s municipal elections.

Titus is a former Town Council member who served in the 1970s and also for four months in 2012 as an interim council member, following Ken Reid’s election to the Board of Supervisors. Several of the applicants currently serve on town boards or commissions.

The council will hold a special meeting to select the new council member on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., immediately preceding their regularly scheduled work session. The meeting will take place in Town Hall Council Chambers.

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