Dunn files for Leesburg mayor candidacy
The election for mayor in the Town of Leesburg is now a race, though one that boasts no unfamiliar candidates.
Current council member Tom Dunn has filed paperwork to run for mayor in the upcoming November town elections.
Incumbent Mayor Kristen Umstattd, who has served on the town council in some capacity since 1992, is seeking her sixth two-year term at Leesburg's helm.
Beyond working together on the Town Council, Dunn and Umstattd are no strangers on the campaign trail either, with the two running in opposition in 2010. In that election, Umstattd won by just shy of 300 votes.
Dunn was first elected to the Leesburg Town Council in 2008. Prior to his tenure on the council, he was a member of the Leesburg Planning Commission; he currently is a council liaison to the Leesburg Board of Architectural Review and the Virginia Municipal League's Human Development and Education Committee.
Professionally, Dunn currently serves as president of VCR Inc., a small Leesburg-based marketing company that conducts title settlements. He also has 16 years of experience in mortgage banking.
Current Vice-Mayor Dave Butler seemed poised to also enter the race, but did not submit the required signatures before the June 10 deadline.
The Leesburg town elections are non-partisan and will be held November 4. Three town council seats and the mayoral seat are up for grabs. In addition to the three candidates for mayor, incumbents Marty Martinez, Kelly Burk and Kevin Wright are seeking additional terms, facing challengers Suzanne Fox and Dwight Dopilka.