Farm Team Endorsement: Lisa Merkel for Mayor of Herndon



    April 19, 2012

    Lisa MerkelThe Farm Team is pleased to announce their endorsement of Lisa Merkel, running for the Mayor of Herndon. The election is Tuesday, May 1st.

    First elected to Town Council in 2010, her colleagues unanimously elected her Vice‐Mayor in her first term. Merkel has worked as a teacher in Fairfax County Schools, was appointed by then‐Governor Warner to serve on the Virginia’s Partnerships for Achieving Successful Schools initiative. Merkel took a leave of absence from teaching to begin a family, and she and her husband Dave have two young children; Zachary, 7 and Lila, 4. As an elected official, mother and wife, Merkel is a shining example of the energy and dedication working women bring to the public sector.

    Merkel stresses access to Metro and believes that multi‐modal connectivity will decrease traffic congestions, and promote a healthy lifestyle and stresses that Herndon is no better place in the DC metro area to start a family or to start a business. As Vice‐Mayor, she serves on the APR Rt. 28 Metro Station Area Task Force and has worked with Fairfax County on economic development issues to continue to attract new business to the downtown Herndon area.

    Dranesville Supervisor John Foust recently said of Merkel: “I strongly endorse Lisa Merkel for Mayor. Lisa has made many contributions to improving the Town and the quality of life of its residents. She is a visionary leader with the positive energy and the collaborative work-ethic required to preserve the Town’s great traditions and establish Herndon as the model of a 21st Century small town. I have worked closely with Lisa on economic development, land use, transportation and many other issues. I am certain that she will make an excellent Mayor. ”

    We strongly agree with Supervisor Foust and encourage you to vote for Lisa Merkel for Mayor of Herndon.

    More information on Merkel’s campaign can be found at


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