Minutes before the filing deadline last Friday, a second candidate filed papers to run as an independent for Treasurer of the City of Falls Church. Chris Johnson, a resident of Falls Church for just under a year, filed all his papers and petitions successfully, said Falls Church Registrar David Bjerke, to qualify for the ballot to compete with Democratic Party-endorsed Jody Acosta, currently the acting treasurer, for the job.
“I am an everyday citizen with the unique skills directly relevant to the Treasurer’s office,” Johnson wrote in a flier. “I have never before run for an elected office.”
With an MBA from Harvard, he is founder of Emerging Markets Finance, which gives advice to foreign governments, and past employers have included Bearing Point, Booz Allen and PwC. He resides with his wife Dina and Daughter Allison on S. West Street.