In a complete surprise to most residents of Loudoun county, Supervisor Ken Reid has announced that he will not seek re-election. [read_more]In a letter to constituents Reid said,
About a month ago, I was presented with some personal business and family-related challenges, but also some potential career and business opportunities in my field, which is media and communications.
I have dedicated much of my last 17 years to civic activism both here and in Maryland, including the past nine years in elected office on the Board of Supervisors and Leesburg Town Council. As you all know serving as Supervisor or in any elected or civic duty often puts your finances, family and personal life on the backburner.
But my first priority now must be my family, my livelihood, health and spiritual development.
After a lot of soul searching, discussions with my wife, Lynn, beautiful twins, James and Lara, my rabbi and close friends, I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election as the nominee of my party for Leesburg District Supervisor in 2015.
I wish to assure you that my decision has nothing to do with the upcoming campaign or any specific opponent. Actually, I was looking forward to touting our successes in the upcoming campaign, but given what is going on in my life now, this is not the year to engage in campaigning. Some have suggested I run for Mayor of Leesburg, which I might consider. But that’s a decision at least a year away.
Let the speculation begin for who Republicans will nominate to fill Reid’s seat. When I know, you’ll know.