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Election 2012: Leesburg and Lovettsville town races

Leesburg Mayor

Kristen Umstattd*
Qualifications: Mayor of Leesburg since 2002, vice mayor (2000-2002), Town Council member (1992-200), former analyst with the CIA, former lieutenant U.S. Naval Reserve, graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.
Family: Married to Charles Moss, one daughter, Kendrick
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Website: kristenformayor.wix.com/kristenumstattdmayor

Linda Shotton
Qualifications: Member of Historic District Residents Association, Leesburg Environmental Advisory Committee, former president of Loudoun County Master Gardners,  held positions in software and intelligence engineering with the Department of Defense and NASA, graduate of Peru State College.
Family: Married to husband Chuck with three children, Chase, Will and Annabelle.
Hometown: Traveled widely as part of a military family
Website: lindaforleesburg.com

See past coverage here: http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/election_2012_umstattd_hopes_to_remain_mayor_shotton_challenging/

Leesburg Town Council (Voters choose 3 candidates from list)

Dave Butler*
Qualifications:  Member of the Town Council since 2008, liaison to the Environmental Advisory, Tree, Economic Development Commissions, and Virginia Municipal League’s Environment Quality Committee. Past liaison to the Technology and Communications Commission; past member of the Leesburg Planning Commission
Family:  Married to Pamela Butler, two sons, Alex, 13, and Daniel, 12.
Hometown:  Oswego, N.Y.
Website:  votedavebutler.com/

Dwight A. Dopilka
Qualifications: Twenty-five plus years of private sector experience in Project Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration and Information Security; Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Representative to the Leesburg Airport Commission
Family: Three daughters, Alicia, Krisann and Sidney
Hometown: Audubon, N.J.
Website: VoteDwight.org

Tom Dunn*
Qualifications:  Current Town Council member, previous member of the Leesburg Economic Development Commission and Leesburg Planning Commission, council liaison to the Leesburg Thomas Balch Library Commission and the Board of Architectural Review.
Family:  Wife and three children
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
Website: electdunn.org

Katie Sheldon Hammler*
Qualifications: Leesburg Town Council Member (eight years); vice mayor 2008-2010; Loudoun County Economic Development Commission; Council liaison to the Cable and Parks & Recreation Commissions; former member Leesburg Economic Development Commission; Captain, U.S. Army Reserves (1988-1996)
Family: Husband, Rich, and two children, Kathryn, 16 and John, 13
Hometown: Chicopee, Mass.
Website: KatieHammler.com

Joseph Mydlinski (write-in)
Qualifications: Worked for the CIA as an economist and retired after 37 years; volunteer and board member of Loudoun Interfaith Relief; member of Leesburg’s Utility Rate Advisory Committee.
Family: Wife and three sons
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.

S. Ann Robinson
Qualifications: Former business manager and security leader; writer and workforce development instructor of accounting at Northern Virginia Community College and Frederick Community College; director of Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, 2002-2004. 
Family: two sons –  one is a combat veteran of two tours in Afghanistan; the other works for Rockwell Collins.
Hometown: Considers Leesburg her hometown after traveling as a wife of a Vietnam veteran and career Army officer.
Website: robinsonforleesburg.com

Jim Sisley
Qualifications: Vice chair of the Leesburg Economic Development Commission, EDC representative on the Watershed Committee, a member of the Downtown Improvement Association and a founding member of the Leesburg Downtown Business Association.
Hometown: Born and raised in Texas
Website: jimsisley.org

Bob Zoldos
Qualifications:  Served as a member of the Leesburg Town Council from 1998 to 2006; the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Co. as a firefighter, president and fire chief
Family:  Wife, Kay; two sons, Bobby and Tom; three grandchildren, Kathleen, Bobby and Ida
Website: bobzoldos.com

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Special Election: Lovettsville Town Council (Voters choose 2 candidates from this list)

Kimberly Allar*
Qualifications: Master’s degree in forensic psychology from Marymount University; previously a psychologist in the Maryland State Penitentiary System;  independent consultant for Tastefully Simple; appointed to Lovettsville Town Council Aug. 16.
Family: Married with two children – Lucas, 4, and Zachary, 3.
Hometown: Allar has lived in Lovettsville for a year. She was in born Apalachin, N.Y.

Jack Burden*
Qualifications: Twenty years of active military service, including two combat tours in Vietnam; 28 years consulting for the Department of Defense; served on the Lovettsville Planning Commission from 2008 to 2012; Vice Chair since 2010 ; Lovettsville Union Cemetery trustee since 2009; and Lovettsville Historical Society Society trustee from 2009 to 2011; appointed to Lovettsville Town Council March 8.
Family: Married with three children and 14 grandchildren.
Hometown: Burden has lived in Lovettsville since 2008. He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

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