Leesburg Town Council member Ken Reid has announced his candidacy for Leesburg District seat on the the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

He will be challenging incumbent Kelly Burk, with whom Reid wants to have four one-one-one debates.

Reid had been considering a run for the Loudoun BOS for several months and yesterday’s press release made it official:

Ken Reid and Mike Pence

Leesburg Councilman Ken Reid (l) with Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) at an event in Sterling.

LEESBURG, VA – Leesburg Town Councilmember Kenneth “Ken” Reid today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Leesburg District, saying he is running on the platform of “Proven Leadership with Results.”

Reid noted: “The new Leesburg District will now include the precincts of Balls Bluff, Tolbert, Heritage and Greenway. These areas were previously part of the Catoctin District and had to compete for the attention of their supervisor with rural areas. The other theme of the campaign is – One Leesburg. One Loudoun. One Supervisor.

“The other precincts in the Leesburg District are West Leesburg (voting at Ida Lee Rec Ctr.), East Leesburg (Frances Hazel Reid), Brandon Park (Loudoun County H.S.), Cool Spring and Smarts Mill.

“The residents of these communities have benefited from my work on the Town Council since 2006, as do the residents of the precincts already in the District—West Leesburg, East Leesburg, Dry Mill, Smarts Mill, Brandon Park and Cool Spring,” Reid added.

“I am seeking a seat on the Board of Supervisors to help the town achieve its goals of annexation, ensure it has total say over in-town and out-of-town water and sewer rates, to attract jobs and economic development to Loudoun; to build up our transportation network, including upgrading the Leesburg Bypass to a full- limited access expressway; to preserve the historic charm of the town and Loudoun County; to protect and grow Leesburg Executive Airport; to tackle crime, gangs, illegal immigration and health threats like Lyme disease, improve our education system by emphasizing academics over administration; and reconsider various proposals for expanding the County Government buildings south of Leesburg, including the proposed juvenile detention center.”

“I have the drive, passion and time to do a stellar job for the residents of this wonderful community. I believe the residents of Leesburg deserve hands-on and engaged representation on the Board of Supervisors, where so many decisions are being made that affect our quality of life and local economy.”

Reid also announced a fundraiser May 1, 5-8 pm at the Historic Glenfiddich House on North King Street in Leesburg. Click here to visit his Web site for more information.