The long time Mayor of Leesburg, Kristen Umstattd, will seek the Democrat nomination for Leesburg Supervisor, a position now held by Republican Ken Reid. Umstattd is a former member of the Leesburg Town Council, as is Supervisor Reid. She was first elected to the town council in 1992 and served until 200o when she became vice Mayor of Leesburg. She was first elected Mayor in 2002 and is now in her 7th term. [read_more]
“It’s not an easy decision, because I think mayor is the best job there is,” Umstattd said in an interview with Leesburg Today. “I think it’s a good time to move on to another challenge.”
Supervisor Ken Reid served two terms on the Leesburg Town Council with Kristen Umstatted. In response to her challenge Reid said,
“As far a being ‘combative,’ yes, I do fight for Leesburg and that’s what you have to do when the Board is controlled by the Eastern Loudoun districts,” Reid said in his statement. “As far as the public schools, my record shows voting against tax rates and budgets that short-shrift the public schools.”
Other democrats running for the board of Supervisors in Loudoun include Phyllis Randall running for Chairman and Andrew Resnick challenging Suzanne Volpe in the Algonkian district. Two democrats are vying for the nomination in Sterling to challenge Eugene Delgaudio. They are Tony Barney and Al Nevarez.