David Leake
David Leake, Mayor


Aitken Photo for WebsiteSteve Aitken, Vice Mayor  
Steve has been a resident of Haymarket since 1997.  He has been active in his community for over 20 years.  He volunteers with the Fairfax County Fire Dept (since 1990), Greenhill Crossing Homeowners Association (since 1999), and Town of Haymarket (since 2002) serving on the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and now a Council Member.  He is a Program Manager for a large Information Technology defense contractor.  Having raised 3 kids here in Haymarket, Steve would like to maintain the "small town" feel we have had throughout the years.

Joe Pasanello, Council Member
Joe and his wife Cathy joined the Haymarket Community in 2011.  A family oriented person, Joe volunteers and advocates for cancer research, and believes that Haymarket has untapped potential.  Joe also believes that the future of Haymarket resides with it's Residents, Business Owners, and a dedicated Town Staff working together to make Haymarket the 
jewel of the County.  Joe is an undergraduate of Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), summa cum laude, and holds a Master of Business Administration, magna cum laude, from WCSU as well.

Morris Photo for WebsiteChris Morris, Council Member

Chris was born in a small Caribbean island called Jamaica, and migrated to the United States in 1998. After spending five and a half years in Miami, Florida, he relocated his family to Virginia where they served in full time ministry for three years. He, his wife, and son, have been residents of Haymarket since August 2007. His wife Dalia has been managing a local store, Cupcake Heaven, since 2008 and his son Matthew has since graduated from Battlefield High School and is now attending NOVA.  He has been involved with his HOA (Longstreet Commons) serving for two years, and has served as the vice president for one year. 

Goals: "My main goal is to help restore the town residents’ confidence in a council that is selected to represent them and whoneeds to be serving in the best interest of the town".

Other areas of concern are:
The Police Department - Restore the confidence in our police department;
Family Center – Creating a place within the town's limits for families to enjoy;
Physical Image – Making sound and informed decisions on the old buildings within the town;
Small Business – Creating a strong, friendlier relationship between the council and small businesses.

Matt Caudle, Council Member
Matt and his wife Beth have been married for 27 years and has three children - Lindsey a VA Tech Grad, Alyssa a Liberty Grad and son Ryne going off to Walters State JUCO to play baseball.  They have lived in Haymarket since 2003 and prior to that moved to Gainesville in 1996.  He is originally from this area having grown up in Fairfax and Manassas while Beth is from PA.  When he was a kid, in the days before 66 was built, his family used to stop at Gossom's Store on the way to his grandparents house in Woodstock, VA.  Haymarket was a little town then on the way to the Shenandoah Valley.  Needless to say times have changed!  His family is active in Grace Life Community Church in Bristow and enjoys sports and the outdoors.  "I count it a privilege to serve the Town of Haymarket and want to continue to make this a great place to live, work and raise a family".


Pamela Swinford, Council Member

Bio Pic - WoodsKurt Woods, Council Member
Originally from the Midwest, Kurt and his wife moved to the area in 2010 and then to the Town of Haymarket in 2013. Kurt works for an IT management and consulting company in Manassas and is very involved in the Prince William campus of McLean Bible Church.  Kurt enjoys running, walking, biking, and rollerblading through town with his family and is looking forward to the completion of the Streetscape project. Other interests include music and photography


Planning Commission

Robert Weir

Matt Caudle

Josh Mattox

Ralph Ring

Christopher Johnson


Architectural Review Board

Kenneth Luersen, Chair

Pamela Swinford

John Parham, AIA
Ralph Ring, Liaison to the Planning Commission

Sheila Jarboe