Welcome to LoudounTimes.com
Loudoun Times-Mirror

Challenger emerges in Purcellville’s mayoral election

Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections.

Thompson will oppose two-term incumbent mayor Kwasi Fraser, who recently announced he filed paperwork to seek re-election.

Thompson grew up in Purcellville and attended Emerick Elementary and Loudoun Valley High schools. He currently serves as a building inspector for Loudoun County.

Thompson said his wife has encouraged him to run for many years and this felt like the right time to serve his hometown.

“I told Dana when there is a need I will consider it, and I think there is now,” he said.

He said he is concerned about the town's recent issues involving staff management and investigations.

“It's embarrassing, and the current mayor and some on the council are largely responsible for the lack of diplomacy, problem solving and management.”

Thompson said he aims to offer a “common sense” leadership approach to the town and will make it his goal to bring the town of Purcellville back to an open-minded, responsive and respected community again.

On the issue of growth, Thompson said he is not pro-growth and he is not anti-growth.

“I will listen to proposals and work with local entities that lead to smart, careful and well-managed improvements. I'm open-minded to all sides in providing solutions,” Thompson said.

In a statement announcing his candidacy, Thompson asked for support in repairing the positive reputation of Purcellville.

“It will be a demanding road to recovery that I'm excited about, so I need every citizen of the town to help me make it happen,” he said.

Thompson said he has always given back to the town, adding that he was part of a group who helped rebuild Fireman's Field in 1992, including the concessions, dugouts and bleachers.

“We did that because it was a great place we enjoyed as kids and we realized the value it would bring to the town if we rebuilt it,” he said.

“I learned the importance of hard work at a young age and Purcellville has always been a welcoming place to grow up and live,” he added.


I wish him all the luck in the world.  The citizens of Purcellville deserve better than what they have.

thank you Mr. Thompson. Please make a positive change as this Mayor and Town Council are as daffy and clumsy as they come

Post a comment

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at ltmeditor@loudountimes.com.

More News

The Loudoun Times-Mirror

is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.
Click here for all e-editions.