Seven Will Run for Four Reston Association Seats

Reston Association 50

(Updated 6 p.m. Thursday to reflect an at-large candidate has dropped out of the race)

Seven candidates have filed to run in the 2015 Reston Association Board of Directors elections this spring.

Open seats include two three-year At-Large seats; a one-year North Point seat; and a three-year South Lakes seat.

In the South Lakes District, incumbent candidate Richard Chew will run for re-election to a second consecutive term.

Chew also served a previous three year-term from 2008-11. Directors may not hold their positions for more than two consecutive terms.

Opposing Chew in South Lakes will be two other candidates: Former At-Large Director and RA Vice President Andy Sigle, who lost a bid for re-election to Jeffrey Thomas in 2014. A third candidate, Julie Bitzer, a 34-year Reston resident, will also run for the South Lakes spot.

In North Point, Dannielle LaRosa will seek the one-year term. LaRosa was appointed by the RA Board to the North Point Director seat last fall after Tim Cohn stepped down for personal reasons. LaRosa will run against Charles Dorfeuille, who has served on the RA Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Community Engagement Advisory Committee, among others.

Two candidates will run for the two At-Large spots. At-large candidates include incumbent Michael Sanio and Ray Wedell, a Realtor and a leader with Rescue Reston, a citizens advocacy group who has been active in the fight to save open space at Reston National Golf Course.

Voting in the election begins at 5 p.m. on March 2. Results will be announced at the Annual Members’ Meeting on April 14.

Read more about the candidates in their official statements on the Reston Association website and in upcoming Reston Now articles.

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