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Vanessa R. Maddox Elected to Leesburg Town Council
Swearing-in ceremony for Council Member-elect Maddox will be on Monday, November 13, 2017.
photo courtesy of Vanessa R. Maddox
Leesburg, VA (November 9, 2017) – In Tuesday’s special election, Vanessa R. Maddox was elected to fill the Leesburg Town Council seat vacated by Kelly Burk when she took office as mayor in January. Maddox will take office on November 13, 2017, and her term will expire on December 31, 2018. Maddox is the first African American woman to be elected to the Leesburg Town Council.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Council Member-elect Maddox began her career in politics and information technology as an after-school intern on Capitol Hill when she was in the 11th grade. Since then, she has worked for the U.S. Congress, federal government agencies and federal contractors in the private sector. In 2008, she founded V.R. Maddox Consulting, a Certified Virginia SWaM (Small, Woman and Minority-owned) business specializing in social media education and integration, new business “bootstrapping,” employment recruiting, and professional development. Maddox previously served on the Leesburg Economic Development Commission and the Leesburg Technology & Communications Commission. She and her family have lived Leesburg since 2004.
“Never underestimate a Mom on a mission,” Maddox says in regard to her election to Council. “We are destined to change the world.”
A formal swearing-in ceremony will be held for Council Member-elect Maddox on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of Town Hall, prior to that evening’s Council Work Session.
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