Thursday, November 8, 2012
For the first time ever, candidates appeared on the November ballot. Did it make a difference?
The Leesburg Town Council helds its first November election on Tuesday. This was a big deal to many of the candidates, who would normally appear on the ballot early spring. Council member and candidate Katie Hammler said, "the November ballot has set the standards for future elections." The change came last November, when 74.9 percent of voters thought it made sense to wait until the fall compared to 25.09 percent who felt that no change should be made. In response, Mayor Kristen Umstattd said that she was not surprised. “I'm actually looking forward to a November election,” Umstattd said. “Personally, it will give me and the other candidates more time to reach more voters door-to-door.” A number of town council members were hoping the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
At least 1,753 out of 2,993 voters have already voted in the 505 – Cool Spring precinct. Lines are expected to grown again prior to the polls closing at 7 p.m.
With less than an hour and a half 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 chosen their candidates out of 2,993 voters who are located within the 505 – Cool Spring precinct. “It’s tapered off but I think within the next half hour or so we’ll see the lines again,” Rusciolelli said, adding that at least 1,000 people came to vote between the hours of 6 and 9 a.m. So far, there has been a larger turnout compared to the last presidential election, he said. “Everyone has a responsibility to vote. If they don’t think they have a chance at making a difference then they’re wrong,” Rusciolelli said. “This election could be a …
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, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Learn about the candidates one last time before you head to the polls Nov. 6.
The Town of Leesburg will hold its first November town council election this Tuesday. Ten candidates will appear on the ballot: two for mayor and eight for council seats. Three candidates currently sit on the council. One candidate served back in 1998. The rest are fairly new to the campaign process. Below are a number of stories about candidates that have appeared on Leesburg Patch. You can find out more about each individual by clicking on the links below. Mayoral Candidates: Kristen Umstattd Linda Shotton Town Council Candidates: Katie Hammler Tom Dunn David Butler S. Ann Robinson Jim Sisley Robert Zoldos Dwight Dopilka Joseph Mydlinski