Petitions Circulating for F.C. Fall Elections

Three seats on the Falls Church City Council and School Board will be contested in November, and the deadline for candidates to file to be on the ballot is June 11.

Filing requires 125 signatures of City registered voters, and with less than a month to go before then, so far only one candidate has submitted his required materials, being incumbent Councilman Phil Duncan. Seen around town circulating petitions in recent days have been incumbent Mayor Dave Tarter and incumbent School Board member Phil Reitinger.

Only one incumbent has notified the News-Press that he does not intend to run again, being School Board member Justin Castillo. Current School Board chair Erin Gill and Council member Letty Hardi are the only incumbents who have not yet announced their plans.