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Unofficial Results: Leesburg Mayoral, Town Council Election Results

Find out who is in the lead throughout the day.

Update: 12:15 a.m. Wednesday: The numbers are in. Based on both Loudoun County's results and Virginia's State Board of Elections, Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd will continue leading the Town of Leesburg. Council candidates Katie Hammler, Tom Dunn and David Butler will rejoin her. They will kick off their new terms in January 2013.

“I am deeply thankful to the voters for having that kind of confidence in me. I’m very shaken that they would deem me worthy of re-election,” Umstattd said. “I love this job. I enjoyed [today’s election] tremendously. People were just so nice and friendly and that’s what I’ve found throughout Leesburg. This really is the best job you can have.”

Update 6 p.m.: With less than an hour left to vote in the 2012 election, lines are expected to grow until the polls close at 7 p.m.

Chief Election Officer Philip Rusciolelli said that 1,753 people have already voted out of 2,993 who are located within the 505 – Cool Spring precinct. That number is expected to grow, he said, as people leave work for  the day.

Outside, a handful of Leesburg Town Council candidates greeted voters who were making their way into Cool Spring Elementary School. Among them, was Katie Hammler, Dwight Dopilka, Tom Dunn and David Butler. Mayoral candidate Kristen C. Umstattd spent the entire day waving to everyone who either pulled in or passed by the school.

“I love it. The people down here are so nice. We almost always get wave backs and big smiles. I’m just so grateful to them and this has been tremendous fun,” Umstattd said.

Earlier in the day, voter turnout was a litte less in the 506 - Brandon Park precinct. 

"From 6 to 7 a.m. it was the busiest time so far. Since then it has been steady, but not overwhelming," said Chief Election Officer Dave Labuha. There had been 677 voters who stopped by Loudoun County High School as of 12:15 p.m.

Down the road, at C.S. Monroe Technology Center, 503 - Dry Mill precinct, mid-day voting also appeared to be slow but steady. Chief Election Officer Janice Webb said they had 700 voters by 12:45 p.m.

“People were waiting in line when we first opened at 6 a.m.," Webb said. "We had about 100 people in the first half hour. Since then it has been steady."

Voters throughout the day seemed to equal each other out when it came to who they were voting for.

Update 3:15 p.m.: Voter turnout continues to remain strong in Leesburg, according to local officials. Earlier today, Town Council candidates Tom Dunn, S. Ann Robinson and Jim Sisley were greeting voters at Ida Lee, 501- West Leesburg.

“Obviously, as the day goes on it’s going to keep picking up," Dunn said. "I think the turnout is great and everybody is in a good mood.”

Chief Election Officer Robet Merhaut said that there had been 1,048 voters as of 11:30 a.m. Usually, the precinct is very strong, he said, with a turnout near 80 to 85 percent.

“We have over 400 that have done absentee ballots so we’re at almost 1500 and we have 2200 voters in this precinct,” Merhaut said. “So that’s pretty strong and we still have a good amount of the day left.”

Update 12:50 p.m.:
Lines have remained long, but steady, as voters continue to head to the polls today. Around 1,000 voters had already selected their candidates at Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School, 502-East Leesburg precinct, around 10:30 a.m.

Chief Election Officer Richard Claar said the average wait time had been about 10 to 15 minutes long. He expects a larger crowd to arrive later this afternoon as the work day comes to an end. He encouraged everyone to vote sooner than later.

Note: Come back to Patch after the polls close Tuesday for updated precinct-by-precinct results from your neighborhood polling location.

Originial: The Town of Leesburg is holding its first fall town council election today. There are two candidates running for mayor and eight who are hoping to fill one of three open seats on council. You can read more about each one by clicking here.

Below is an update on voting results, as seen on Loudoun County's web site. Virginia State Board of Election results can be found here.

Mayoral

Precinct/Candidate Kristen Umstattd   Linda Shotton    501- West Leesburg 1141
472 502- East Leesburg 1,304 564 503- Dry Mill 740 246 504- Smart's Mill 1,067 607 505- Cool Spring 1,141 685 506- Brandon Park 709
342 507- Greenway 659 321 508- Balls Bluff 1,130 686 509- Tolbert 901
587 510- Heritage 700 422 Result Totals
9,492 4,932


Town Council

Precinct/
Candidate

David Butler Katie Hammler
Tom Dunn    

              S. Ann Robinson        

Jim Sisley    Dwight Dopilka   Joseph Mydlinski/
Write-In  
Robert Zoldos    501- West Leesburg    775                    517   
513
432 623 429 193 405
502-
East Leesburg 911 625 566 561 577 451 237 420 503-
Dry Mill 421 277 335 237 276 337 150 277 504- Smart's Mill 762 742 608 409 442 488 158 438 505-
Cool Spring 873 801 733 359 389 540 143 447 506- Brandon Park 528 323
295 316 328 231 167 242
507- Greenway 406 290 354 296 265 227 94 379 508-
Balls Bluff 811 506 845 423 478 552 187
477 509- Tolbert 666 463
547 389 403 392
155 377
510- Heritage 504 382 515 210 307 382 121 403
Result Totals
6,657 4,926 5,311 3,632 4,088 4,029 1,605 3,865
Rick Tocchet November 06, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Why did Leftists in the Loudoun media stop listing party affiliation? Is it not in the interest of social justice? Will it cause global warming? Are you doing it for the children? What's up?
Leah M. Kosin (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Rick: Town Council members are non-partisan. Therefore, most of them don't advertise their affiliation. You can find party listings for presidential, senate and congressional candidates in the Leesburg Votes 2012 article found here: http://patch.com/A-zrjN.
Vineet Aggarwal November 06, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Rick, why exactly do you label the Loudoun media as Leftist? I have only seen reports on candidates from BOTH political parties, and reports on BOTH sides of multiple issues. Where is the Leftist slant and how is not listing party affiliation Leftist? Seems arbitrary. I could easily call that a Conservative slant, or even better, try to find a more likely reason as to why this was done rather than to favor any political party (perhaps so that voters focus on the candidates themselves and the issues rather than which party they are from). Perhaps if the Loudoun media only reported one side of the issue (e.g. Fox News) you would be happy and stop calling it Leftist? I'm not trying to be harsh, it's just that posts like yours have been boggling my mind. I just don't get it. And, I don't understand why you couldn't raise your point and be civil rather than resort to sarcasm. So much for this country trying to come together. We should be celebrating our democracy tonight no matter what side we are on, rather than bickering about things like this. We actually get to vote in this country without fear of our votes not counting, or getting shot or bombed at our polling places. Perhaps you should think about that rather than planning on blasting the "liberal media" if Obama wins (or not if Romney wins).

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