Ken Reid formally kicked off is campaign for Town Council on Friday, with a reception at the historic Glenfiddich House. Reid was joined by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-27), who is seeking the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, Sheriff Mike Chapman, Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) and mayoral candidate Kevin Wright and Councilman Tom Dunn.
Reid served on the Town Council before being elected to the Leesburg District seat on the Board of Supervisors in 2011. He opted not to seek re-election to the county post but was encouraged to put his hat in the ring for one of the three council seats on November’s ballot.
Reid said that town voters he’s talked with value the experience that he can bring to the post. “We need a Town Council that’s going to look proactively to the future and not just do stuff by the seat of their pants,” he said.
Among the priorities highlighted during his remarks were addressing the daily traffic jams on Rt. 15 north of town, curbing gang activities, questioning current council plans for more downtown improvements, and streamlining the town’s development review process.
Joining Reid on November’s council ballot are incumbents Dunn and Katie Sheldon Hammler, and challengers Ron Campbell, Evan MacBeth, Gwen Pangle, and John Hilton.