By Judy Stearns.
The Loudoun County town elections are being held on Tuesday, May 3. The required candidate paperwork and petitions were due at the end of business on Tuesday, March 1. The following are the candidates for each town as reported by the Loudoun County Board of Elections.
Hamilton – Three council seats are open; Incumbents Kenneth C. White, Mathew L. Clark and John D. Unger filed for another four year term. The Mayor serves a four year term with two more years left.
Lovettsville – Incumbent Mayor Robert J. Zoldos is running unopposed. The mayor term is two years. Three council seats are open, with the incumbents Michael T. Senate and Jim D. McIntyre seeking another four year term and Robert D. Gentile declaring his candidacy.
Middleburg – Sitting Mayor Betsy Allen Davis is the only candidate for the mayoral seat. She is seeking another two year term. One incumbent, Trowbridge M. Littleton, is running for another four year term, while newcomers J. Kevin Daly and Tony C. Pearce are seeking one of the three open seats.
Purcellville- It's a crowded field with many candidates for the combined two year mayoral seat, three four-year open council seats and a special election for a seat with two years remaining, vacated by Vice Mayor Ben Packard in January. Mayor Kwasi Fraser is running for re-election, having served one term, facing off against Council member Joan Lehr, who is coming up to the end of her second four-year term. Both are certified by the Board of Elections. Candidates for council also certified are T. Chris Bledsoe, Chris J. Hamilton and Nedim Ogelman and incumbents Patrick McConville II and John A. Nave. Filed but not yet certified are Sam P. Chapman and Ryan J. Cool. The Special Election field includes Melanie Fuller, who is currently the interim council member to replace Packard, Kelli Grim and Sandy Nave. Only Sandy Nave is certified.
Judy Brown, General Registrar for the Board of Elections, said she has three days to certify the candidates and the signatures on their petitions.
The winner of the Special Election will take office immediately when certified. The others will be take office July 1.
Round Hill - Mayor Scott T. Ramsey is seeking re-election. For the three open council seats, incumbent Mary Anne K. Graham and candidates Mike K. Minshall and Kim D. Fortunato.
All town elections will be held May 3, with elected officials taking office in July; the exceptions are Hillsboro and Leesburg, who will hold their elections on November 8.