Letter: Merkel for Mayor

Letter: Merkel for Mayor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Herndon Voter:

On May 1st, at our Community Center, you will pick a new team to guide our Town for the next two years. The leader of that team, our next Mayor, will set the agenda and represent our community at the local, county and state level.

We feel the best qualified candidate is our current Vice Mayor, Lisa Merkel. We need to elect a true leader with a positive vision for our Town.

Lisa realizes that a sound working relationship at the County level will benefit Herndon's citizens greatly. She has demonstrated her leadership ability and reached out to our elected officials at the County level to re-establish the Town of Herndon as respected partner with Fairfax County. Those efforts have resulted in Lisa receiving the endorsement of our Dranesville District Supervisor, John Foust, and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Sharon Bulova.

As former Mayor and Town Council Members, we have our 47 years of collective experience in leading the Town of Herndon. We know what it takes to be an effective leader, and have watched with pride as Lisa has worked tirelessly to improve and promote our Town. Lisa is the right candidate at the right time to move Herndon forward.

Please join us in our commitment to sound leadership, with a positive vision for Herndon, by making Vice Mayor Lisa Merkel our next Mayor on May 1st.

Yours for a better Herndon,

Michael O'Reilly

Mayor 2004-06

Town Council 2000-04

Darryl Smith

Vice Mayor 2004-06

John De Noyer

Vice Mayor 1990-2, 2002

Town Council 1988-2004

Harlon Reece

Town Council 2000-08

Richard Downer

Town Council 1971-74, 1990-2000, 2008-10