The roster of candidates for Herndon Town Council and mayor have been finalized for the Nov. 3 election.
Sheila Olem, the town’s current vice mayor, is running against Roland Taylor for mayor. Longtime mayor Lisa Merkel said she no will not seek reelection earlier this year. Merkel, the town’s first female mayor, was elected to the position in 2012.
A total of ten candidates are seeking six seats for the 2021-2022 term, including incumbents Cesar del Aguila, Pradip Dhakal, and Signe Friedrichs. The new candidates are Clark Hedrick, Syed Iftikhar, Sean Reagon, Naila Alam, Bessie Denton, Stevan Porter, and Jasbinder Singh.
Election Day is on Nov. 3. Polling locations for town council elections overlap with locations for the national election.
Stay tuned for op-eds from each of the candidates in the coming weeks.