Circuit Court Sets Special Election Date in Leesburg

It’ll be all eyes on February for the candidates seeking to fill the remaining three years of Ken Reid’s term on the Leesburg Town council term.

Town Attorney Barbara Notar was informed Thursday that the Town Council’s request for a special election date of Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, had been granted by the Loudoun County Circuit Court.

Those interested in running for the seat will have a short time to get all their election paperwork filed. According to the petition filed by Notar, the filing deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 6. Thus far, three former council candidates have announced their intentions to run: Josh Thiel, Gwen Pangle, and Neil Steinberg. The council term up for grabs expires Dec. 31, 2020, and the winner is expected to be sworn in shortly after the election, as the council has its bimonthly meetings the following week.

Loudoun County General Registrar Judy Brown estimated Thursday that the cost for the town to host a special election outside of next November’s general election will be between $20,000 to $30,000.

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