At November’s regular meeting of the Middleburg Town Council two of its members, Bundles Murdock and Kathy Jo Shea, announced that they would not be running for re-election next year.  A third, Trowbridge Littleton, announced that he would run only if a suitable candidate can not be found for his seat.  It was broadly hinted that a fourth, unnamed member, may not run.

If only Murdock, Littleton and Shea depart, well over half a century of institutional knowledge leaves council, not counting the years members of their families have served on Council, committees, and in other volunteer/public service capacaties.

Middleburg has been blessed and enjoys a long tradition citizen public servants.

It’s time for the next generation to step up and serve.

What that means, how its done, and what it takes will be the focus of an upcoming series of interviews with Council members in the months ahead.

We hope that, by February, we will be favored with a more-than-full slate of highly movtivated, well-qualified, and public-sprirted candidates.

We owe it to our community . . . and to all who have served us so well for so long.