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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Meanwhile, in the Anti-Reston: Herndon Incumbents Ousted From Town Council, Mayor Survives Write-In Campaign

evil spock.jpegFollowing yesterday's Herndon town council elections, our tolerant neighbor to the west may have just gotten a bit more tolerant.

Four challengers for Herndon Town Council had been elected to the board and two incumbents, Charlie Waddell and Dave Kirby, had not been re-elected. The sources said the winning candidates were Lisa Merkel, Connie Hutchinson, Sheila Olem, Jasbinder Singh, Grace Wolf and Bill Tirrell.
Mayor Steve DeBenedittis survived a last-minute write-in campaign, but the four challengers more or less ran on what we'll politely call an "anti-Arizona" platform and will have a majority on the council, which suggests that we'll have to go back to poking fun at the town's recreational activities instead of its AZ on the W&OD policies.


  1. Wait -- if AZ is anti-immigrant, and they won on a pro-immigrant platform, does that mean Herndon will now re-open it's day labor employment center? Or that instead of congregating at the corner of Alabama and Elden the day laborers will now be welcomed into the homes of those who formerly saw them as threatening foreigners?

    I'm so confused.

  2. Since Az is trying to give illegals the boot, it makes me wonder whether the Town of Herndon will be setting up its own Amnesty program.


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