Leesburg Vice Mayor Kelly Burk Qualifies for the LCDC Party Endorsement for Mayor in November General Election
Leesburg Vice-Mayor Kelly Burk was the only candidate who filed seeking the LCDC endorsement in the upcoming General Election for Leesburg Mayor, doing so by the March 4 deadline.
Accordingly, Catoctin District Chair, Hon. John P. Flannery, said, "Joe Mydlinski, Leesburg District Chair, and I shall seek to pass a resolution by the entire LCDC committee at next month's meeting to endorse Kelly as our party's Mayoralty Candidate. We've called off the meeting to endorse, scheduled for later this month, as Kelly is the only candidate who declared, seeking our endorsement. We're glad for Kelly and we congratulate her."
Kelly intends to kick off her campaign officially for Leesburg Mayor onÂ March 12 at 4pm at the Crescent Place model townhome, 235 Crescent Place in downtown Leesburg. Kelly said, "I chose Crescent Place because it illustrates myÂ commitment to an exciting and vibrant future for Leesburg."
The Leesburg District encompasses most of the Town of Leesburg and a portion of the Catoctin District, Evergreen, is also in the Town.
"We hope and expect,â€ said John, â€œto have a separate process for the three Town Council seats. At this time, we know Ron Campbell is a candidate for the Town Council.Â Â But we wanted to finish the process to commend a Mayoral candidate first, before putting the process in place to commend members of the Town Council for endorsement."
Kelly was on the Town Council from 2004 to 2007, then was elected to represent the Leesburg District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, and served from 2008 to 2011, chairing the Board's Transportation and Land Use Committee. In 2011, Kelly returned to the Council in a special election, and was elected again in November 2014, and elected Vice Mayor in January 2015.
Kelly was a special education teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools and retired in June 2014.
Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Middle School Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.
Kelly is a past president of the Loudoun Education Association (1996-2000) and served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Education Association from 1994 to 2000.
In 2001, the Loudoun Commission on Women honored Kelly as the Woman of the Year for Education and Training.