Leesburg District Supervisor Kristen C. Umstattd

About Supervisor Umstattd

Kristen C. Umstattd was elected to represent the Leesburg District representative on the Board of Supervisors in November 2015 and reelected in November 2019. She is the chair of the Board of Supervisors’ Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee and serves on the Joint Board and School Board Committee. She is one of the Board’s representatives on the Annexation Area Development Policy Committee and the Family Services Board. She also represents Loudoun on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy Committee.

Previously, she served on the Leesburg Town Council from 1992 to 2016. She served as Mayor between 2002 and 2016.  

She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Certificate in Chinese Studies from Cheng-chi University in Taiwan. Umstattd served for many years as the Leesburg Town Council’s liaison to the Leesburg Planning Commission.  

In addition, Supervisor Umstattd  previously served on the boards of the following statewide and regional organizations: Past President, Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions; Past Chair, Northern Virginia Regional Commission; Past Chair, Towns’ Association of Northern Virginia; Past Commander, American Legion Post 34; Trustee, Journey Through Hallowed Ground; and member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Northern Virginia Transportation Coordinating Council, Dulles Area Transportation Association, Coalition of Loudoun Towns Advisory Committee, and Loudoun Hospital Executive Council. 

Umstattd is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Virginia in 1981, while on active duty as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After her honorable discharge, Umstattd continued with the U.S. Naval Reserves, translating Soviet naval documents from Russian into English for the U.S. intelligence community. She then joined the Central Intelligence Agency as a Soviet Naval analyst. She and her husband, Charles K. Moss, moved to Leesburg in 1987 and have been practicing law together ever since. Their daughter, Kendrick, a graduate of the Loudoun County Public Schools, is an editor and writer for Yale Scientific Magazine.