About Kelly Burk

A 43 year Leesburg resident, Burk has demonstrated her devotion to public service as a member of the Leesburg Town Council for over eight years, as Leesburg’s representative on the County Board of Supervisors for four years, and as a public school teacher for 34 years. Burk’s service to Leesburg and Loudoun continues with her support of Friends of Leesburg Public Art, the Loudoun County League of Women Voters, and the Loudoun Wildlife Conservation. She served as a former President of the Loudoun Education Association. Her valuable contributions to Loudoun were recognized when she received the 2001 award as Loudoun Woman of the Year from the Loudoun Commission on Women. Burk is particularly proud of founding the annual Youth Job Fair in Loudoun. During the past six years, this program has reached almost 1500 job applicants. Other highlights of her service to the Town: the founding of “Keep Leesburg Beautiful” events, obtaining funding for the Sycolin Bridge, supporting the Miller Drive expansion, and securing access to the county water line to protect Leesburg residents in the event of an emergency. She initiated a minority outreach program through the creation of the Leesburg Diversity Task Force.

Kelly Burk grew up in Falls Church. She received her BA from George Washington University and her MA from Virginia Tech. She has been married to Larry Burk for 45 years. Her two sons, Brendan and Tom with his wife Briana and son, Samuel and daughter Maggie,  live in the area. Kelly was a special education teacher in the Loudoun County School System for 34 years.

On The Issues


  • Supports Rt 15 and Edwards Ferry Rd flyover
  • Supports traffic round about on Rt. 15
  • Secured funding for construction of Sycolin Bridge
  • Supports connect bike lanes throughout town


  • Actively participated in the revitalization of the historic downtown with the sidewalk widening
  • Opposes using taxpayer money to subsidize sport stadiums
  • Ensure Leesburg Airport is competitive with other local airports
  • Founded the annual “Youth Job Fair” and “Keep Leesburg Beautiful” events
  • Works to keep Leesburg business-friendly

Quality of Life

  • Ensure that any development I support will benefit the taxpayers
  • Supports reevaluating and changing the Crescent District Development Plans
  • Supports the Leesburg arts and cultural district


  • Work with town staff to continue to improve web site access and online bill paying
  • Initiated minority outreach through the creation of the Leesburg Diversity Outreach Committee
  • Promotes transparent and honest local government
  • Support all open government initiatives
  • Lobby our state legislators to stop passing non-funded mandates and to continue to support our transportation needs
  • Work with Leesburg Supervisor to seek county funding for town services

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