Story and photos by Elaine Anne Watt

Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court Gary Clemons declared it a bittersweet moment as he prepared to administer the oath of office to Mayor-Elect Bridge Littleton, who will begin his official term in office on July 1, along with Darlene Kirk, Kevin Hazard, Peter Leonard-Morgan and Cindy Pearson, the winners in the May 1 election joining other council members not up for reelection.

Left to right, Peter Leonard Morgan, Cindy Pearson, Darlene Kirk and Kevin Hazard take the oath of office administered by Gary Clemons, Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court

Left to right, Peter Leonard Morgan, Cindy Pearson, Darlene Kirk and Kevin Hazard take the oath of office administered by Gary Clemons, Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court

“I’ve enjoyed working with her [Mayor Betsy Davis] for many years, and she has touched so many lives here and outside of Middleburg. She will be missed dearly,” said Clemons.

With that said, Clemons proceeded to swear in first the council members and then Mayor-Elect Littleton, congratulating them on their leadership roles in our historic town.

Mayor Elect Bridge Littleton

Mayor Elect Bridge Littleton

Middleburg Life joins everyone in wishing Mayor Betsy Davis a well-earned retirement and in thanking her for her many years of service to our community! ML