Dave Butler Officially Kicks Off Re-election Campaign
After serving on the Leesburg Town Council for the past four years, Butler said he hopes to continue "moving Leesburg forward."
After serving on the Town Council for the past four years, councilman David Butler has decided to run for re-election. He held a campaign kick-off on Sept. 22 at the Leesburg Executive Airport where he shared some of his visions and goals with a handful of supporters.
“So far the campaign’s gone great. We’ve had a few different events, knocked on a lot of doors and the reception from people has been just great. More than I could hope for,” Butler said. “I think we’ve done a pretty good job managing the town over the last four years and sure it hasn’t been perfect but we’ve done pretty well. We are ranked number four by Money Magazine and I would love the opportunity to serve the town for another four years.”
As in the past, Butler said he would like to focus on making sure that the town continues to be fiscally responsible while providing the best quality of life in the area.
Keeping taxes as low as possible, bringing in more 21st century jobs and beautifying the town are just some of the things that he supports.
Butler also brought up the issue of pedestrian and bicycle access and said that there is “a lot more that we can do to help alternate transportation so people don’t have to get in their cars every time they leave the house.” He referred to Ralfo Park and it's latest bike improvements as an example.
Currently, Butler serves on, or is the council's liaison to the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission, Leesburg Tree Commission, Leesburg Economic Development Commission and Virginia Municipal League's Environmental Quality Committee.
He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University and a M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Syracuse University. He is the Chief Security Officer for National Electronics Warranty in Sterling, VA.
Butler, who is one of ten candidates running for Leesburg’s Town Council, said he is looking forward to continuing his campaign and greeting as many voters as possible.
“It’s great talking with people and finding out what’s on their mind, what’s important to them, and what they’d like us to do to make the town even better,” he said. “It’s a bit of a different campaign this time running with national offices. So it’s a little more difficult to get the message out. But we will.”
The Town Council elections will be held on Nov. 6. To learn more about Dave Butler visit his campaign website or call 703-771-0996.