Referendum, Council & School Candidate Events Set

Events to highlight key local factors on the ballot for voters in the City of Falls Church will be held in the next two weeks, beyond information booths set for the annual Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church event this Saturday.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the Falls Church League of Women Voters and Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society will co-host a debate on the school bond referendum that will be held from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Falls Church Episcopal, 115 E. Fairfax St. It is free and open to the public and will feature an “Oxford Style” debate where the audience casts ballots for or against in advance, and then again after the debate to see if and how opinions were influenced. Then, the broad-based Community Issues Forum that includes participation from both the Democratic and Republican committees, the Citizens for a Better City and the F.C. Chamber of Commerce and more will host question and answer sessions for City Council and School Board candidates in the Nov. 7 election.

The Council candidates — six candidates seeking four seats — will appear on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 130 Hall, 400 N. Oak St. The School Board candidates — also six seeking four seats — will appear at the same location on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the same time and location. On the November ballot for City Council are Marybeth Connolly, Ross Litkenhous, Spencer Parsons, Dan Maller, David Snyder and Dan Sze. For School Board area Greg Anderson, Richard Crespin, Alison Kutchma, Shannon Litton, Shawna Russell and Lawrence Webb.