2 Face-Offs Set for F.C. City Council Candidates

Two events will give the seven candidates running to fill three Falls Church City Council seats an opportunity to face off prior to the May 6 election, it was announced this week.

The League of Women Voters of Falls Church is teaming with the F.C. Village Preservation and Improvement Society to co-sponsor a candidates’ forum next Wednesday, April 16, in the Council chambers at City Hall. The event will be carried live on Falls Church Cable TV. Then, on Tuesday, April 29, the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a candidates’ debate at a location yet to be determined, with plans to televise or videotape the debate pending. F.C. Mayor Robin Gardner and Vice Mayor Lindy Hockenberry are seeking re-election to third terms, while Nader Baroukh, Ed Hillegass, Margaret Housen, Patrice Lepczyzk and Lawrence Webb are all running for the first time. Four are seeking to fill three seats on the F.C. School Board, including incumbents Joan Wodiska and Kieran Sharpe and newcomers Charlotte Hyland and Kim Maller.