As the deadline passed today for candidates to file for the May 1 Falls Church City Council election, the field expanded to seven seeking to fill three seats. William Henneberg, a 2003 graduate of F.C.’s George Mason High School, was the last to submit petitions and be certified to run in the race. Henneberg has a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Assessment from American University.
The seven candidates certified to run are incumbent Mayor Nader Baroukh, incumbent Councilman Lawrence Webb, Philip Duncan, Paul Handly, John Lawrence, Peter Tarter and Henneberg.
While competitiveness is expected to run high in the Council race, for the School Board the minimum number of candidates filed for three full terms and the completion of a fourth. Incumbents Joan Wodiska and Kieran Sharpe joined Justin Castillo to run for four-year terms, and incumbent Charlotte Hyland filed to run to complete two years of an unexpired term.