Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser has won a fourth term as mayor in the western Loudoun town of about 10,000 residents.

The incumbent mayor was being challenged by former Town Council member Beverly Chiasson, a long-time resident of the town.

Fraser won with 1,149 votes, with 774 coming from absentee ballot. Chiasson received 927 votes, with 659 by absentee ballots.

For Town Council, there were three open seats, and Fraser's slate claimed all of them, with Mary Jane Williams, Chris Bertaut and Stan Milan winning. They bested Mary Lynn Hickey and Erin Rayner, who ran alongside Chiasson. 

Earlier today, Fraser told the Times-Mirror he felt optimistic about the outcome and was pleased with the voter turnout.

After the votes had been tallied, Fraser said on social media, "I am both humbled and honored that you have placed your confidence and support in me once again and Council-Elect members Bertaut, Milan, and Williams who will work beside me to push forward our citizen's vision for Purcellville. In these difficult times right now, I will work tirelessly to make sure that our Town is resilient, safe, and prosperous."

Election Day was previously scheduled for May 5. However, due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) pushed the date back two weeks. The town later petitioned the Virginia Supreme Court to move the date to June 4. 

Voter turnout between absentee ballots and in-person voting was higher than two years ago, with a total of 2,184 voters participating out of 6,199 registered in the town. In 2018, Purcellville's voter turnout was around average at 1,651 voters, or 28.7 percent, compared with 1,541 voters in 2016. In 2018, Fraser brought in 924 votes to Chris Thompson's 717.

(24) comments

romano

for the people of Purcellville, it was all about the vision for the town, if not necessarily the administration of it. The other candidates for mayor and council supported a largely pro-growth agenda. People in Pville like the quiet small town and voted to preserve it.

Guest-R

Mayor Frazier well deserved re-election, as well as councilmembers who support his goals. Purcellville citizens know to read beyond some headlines, and realize that the mayor's terms have been distinguished by the honest cleanup of messes created by others - cleaning up a budgetary deficit created by his predecessor and cronies, cleaning up a legal embarrassment created by a rogue manager, and putting a stop to the plans of development interests who would make the town unrecognizable, and plunge it back into debt.

Congratulations Mayor Frazier, and thank you for continuing to do what is right for Purcellville.

Guest

The name is spelt FRASER, there is no "zier". It is british.

westLOUDOUNer

PURCELLVILLE deserves whatever happens to it. 4th Term for a Mayor that’s completely failed the town, really!

LeesburgFan

I know or care little about Purcellville politics, but it is shocking to see a Mayor get 4 terms when this Town has had one scandal after another as of late, lawsuit after lawsuit, putting taxpayers (I'm afraid even those outside of the Town) on the hook because of boneheaded decisions and outrageous ethical conduct. Last time I checked, a Mayor is the head of the town, so this has all happened on his watch. I'm afraid it's a microcosm of clueless voters who fail to even look at a politician's accomplishments and fail to hold anyone accountable.

Chris McHale

My outrage is that any politician from any party gets 4 terms. Term limits should be implemented for every elected position.

Guest

Write the SOP & change it instead of Whining about ur outrage.

Peterrabbit

Well, this clown mayor will cost the taxpayers another million dollars soon! You simply can't fix stupid!

Harvardmustang

and with a name like Peterrabbit, your comment about stupidity is hilarious.

Guest

Why don't u go & fix it then instead of spouting Sir.

AFF

Congratulations Mayor Frazier- I don't live within the town limits but had I, I would have voted for you.

Guest

FRASER - not zier, read & spell correctly.

ToughTimes

To look at this positively for Purcellville, Fraser’s last clean sweep team will all be off council with nothing left to remember them by other than dozens of embarrassing headlines, loss of staff, and wasted tax dollars. Jimmerson has been extremely desperately waiting for Cool and Ogelman to join her and Grimm in life post disgraced public official position. it’s a tough job for one Karen alone.

Charles Houston

CONGRATULATIONS Kwasi!

By the way, loudoun4Trump, this was a LOCAL election, not the national contest that seems to define your existence.

Loudoun4Trump

I know all about the contest and the incompetent way Purcellville has been run over the years....it is fine if people of Purcellville elected an incompetent mayor -- I have no issues with that, it's the people of Purcellville whose money that is being squandered, not mine….

Harvardmustang

if it doesn't impact you and your not a resident, why comment. With your "handle" you do no favors to the POTUS. Think before you type!

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Guest

And I am sure Sister City will be first on his list even though Purcellville has so many problems already! The people that support him deserve what they get and it sure won't be anything good!

Skyprince

While I don't live in P'ville, I was glad to see that Fraser won. A slap in the face to the Loudoun4Trump hate filled mantra's seen here. How can anyone support the BIg Orange Goofball is beyond me. He is the most anti American president we have ever had. To suggest cops get tough is just foolish and ignorant. But he proved that everyday of his admin starting with his lies about the size of his inauguration crowd. Hang on, November is coming and we will right the boat once and for all.

Loudoun4Trump

I could care less who governs Purcellville...I don't live there, and judging by the voters will not move or invest there anytime soon...I guess a differing opinion is now deemed "hate filled" mantra by leftists....sorry sky, if this is where you derive satisfaction it may be time for a check up from the neck up...

Oldbroad

Am nit holding my breath...too many people come out from under their rocks and gun safes to vote. I can't believe that Republicans are STILL supporting him! Both parties are a disgrace and very few have the "cojones" to stand up for what is right...putting politics and money aside, and doing what they were elected for taking care of the PEOPLE!

LoudounPulse

It appears Kwasi Fraser won (55% to 44%), an 11% lead.

The people of Purcellville have spoken.

LoCo Bob

Good Luck Pville - You are gonna need it.

The Mayor will keep looking for the Pot O Gold at the end of the Monetize Assets Rainbow until it all comes crashing down and the Town ends up bankrupt.

FYI - Residential property values don't increase in Town with Financial Problems.

Guest

Lot of good that Tony Buffington endorsement did for the competition, eh? I hope Mayor Fraser can find it in his heart to ignore that meathead move.

Lawman

My man, turned back the knuckleheads again. The revolution will be televised!!

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