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TOL PR 2016-02-09 Dave Butler appointed mayor Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 David Butler Appointed Mayor of Leesburg Leesburg, VA (February 9, 2016) – At a special meeting prior to the regular work session on Monday, February 8, 2016, the Leesburg Town Council appointed Council Member David S. Butler as Mayor, filling the mayoral vacancy created when former Mayor Kristen Umstattd was elected to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Mayor Butler will serve the remainder of the term which expires on December 31, 2016. David S. Butler was first elected to the Leesburg Town Council in November 2008. He was reelected in 2012 and served as Vice Mayor from January 2013 to January 2015. Prior to his election to Town Council, Mayor Butler was a member of the Leesburg Planning Commission, the Utility Rate Advisory Committee and the Standing Residential Traffic Committee. He chaired the SE/SW Trails Committee in 2006. Mayor Butler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Syracuse University. Originally from Oswego, New York, he and his family moved to Leesburg in 2002. # # #