Forsythe appointed after closed session

The Leesburg Town Council on Monday appointed retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Hugh “Bugs” Forsythe to fill a vacant seat, but not before discussing the nomination behind closed doors.

The appointment came after several rounds of nominations, in which each of five finalists for the position failed to get at least four votes from the six council members. The council then retreated into closed session before emerging 20 minutes later and unanimously approving the nomination of Forsythe.

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Washington Post, Jan. 15, 2017

Parties endorse candidates in “nonpartisan” election

The Nov. 8 election for Leesburg’s mayor and town council is nonpartisan, so voters won’t find the candidates’ party affiliations listed on the official ballots.

But that hasn’t stopped the local Democratic and Republican parties from making endorsements and supplying volunteers to help their favored candidates. Of the three people running for mayor and seven others vying for three seats on the council, all but two have received endorsements from one of the major parties.

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Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2016

Convertible lane for King Street?

The Leesburg Town Council is preparing to take another look at a plan to stimulate night life in the downtown area. The council is considering a proposal to add sidewalk space for pedestrian traffic and outdoor dining along a two-block stretch of King Street, between Cornwall and Loudoun streets.

A convertible sidewalk lane is one way that might happen.

Washington Post, April 22, 2013