David S. Butler Focused on Enhancing Quality of Life
Butler is one of nine candidates who will appear on the ballot this year. He first ran for Town Council back in 2008.
Nine candidates will appear on the Leesburg Town Council ballot this year, four of whom will be returning members.
Among them is David S. Butler who has been serving on the Town Council since July 1, 2008.
This the first year ever that the Leesburg Town Council elections will be held in November — the change comes after 74.9 percent of last year’s voters passed a referendum to change town elections from May to November, in even-numbered years.
Butler said he has decided to run for another term so he can continue to help the town move forward while improving the town’s overall quality of life.
“In the last few years, the council has made great progress in transportation, parks and recreation, environmental and tree protection, and getting proffers from developers,” Butler said. “Because of the extraordinary attributes of the town and its people, I'm proud that we've been able to weather the economic storms as well as we have, which is much better than most other towns or cities our size.”
Butler said that he’d like to focus on making sure that the town continues to be fiscally responsible while providing the best quality of life in the area.
“I'm glad we are ranked as the number four place to live in the country,” Butler said. “But I think we're number one.”
Currently, Butler serves on, or is 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 said he is looking forward to the upcoming election and greeting as many voters as possible. He is excited about the expected turnout in November. Turnout for the town council elections will get a boost from the presidential and congressional elections the same day.