Vice Mayor Lisa Merkel announced her plans to run for mayor on Monday, Jan. 16.
Merkel said as mayor she will continue to focus on the critical issues she has focused on as vice mayor. "These include implementing the Town's Economic Development initiative, planning appropriately for the diverse needs of both the Metro Station Area and our Downtown, while maintaining Town services and safety in our neighborhoods," she said.
Merkel said Herndon is the gem of the Dulles corridor and is simply waiting to be discovered by those looking to start their families, businesses or retirements here. She said she looks forward to a challenging and cordial campaign season.
Now that it's 2012, local residents can expect to see more of those planning to run for council or mayor collecting signatures to get on the ballot. The election will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.