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Stephanie Reed currently serves as Mayor of the City of Lynchburg. Her City Council term began January 3, 2023, and will run until December 31st, 2026.

Stephanie has spent the majority of her career in business, broadcast journalism, and ministry. She grew up in Virginia and earned a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas. In 2001, Stephanie married her husband Dale, who was actively serving as a Colonel in the United States Air Force. She spent 18 years as an Air Force spouse and raised her family all over the world. Stephanie is a dedicated mother of four incredible children. Their family journey has been and continues to be guided by their faith.

The exposure to different parts of the world has strengthened her deep love for her country. After her husband's retirement from the Air Force, Stephanie felt a calling back to Virginia and has since made Lynchburg her family's home.

Throughout her career, Stephanie has been a substitute teacher, women's ministry public speaker, and owner of a furniture restoration business while she lived in Germany. She currently operates a real estate investment company in Lynchburg. 

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Stephanie's deep love for her community motivated her to run for City Council in 2022 and ultimately win as the first conservative woman elected to Lynchburg City Council. In addition to her role on City Council, Stephanie is actively involved in the Lynchburg community. She currently serves on the leadership team for the women’s ministry program at Thomas Road Baptist Church. She also serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center.

Stephanie is active in the Republican Party and has most recently served as the Vice-Chair of Outreach for the Lynchburg Republican Committee for 2021-22, where she helped lead local efforts to elect Governor Glenn Youngkin, Lt. Governor Winsome Sears, and Attorney General Jason Miyares this past November. Stephanie is also a member of the Central Republican Women and the Concerned Women for America.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and hosting local college students who don’t have family close by. 

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