Sally Ekfelt of the candidate search committee of the Citizens for a Better City (CBC) forwarded a statement tonight of the candidacy of long-term City activist Barry Buschow as a candidate for the Falls Church City Council in the upcoming May election.
He will seek the endorsement of the CBC at its convention on Feb. 20, joining School Board chair Ron Peppe, who announced his candidacy last week. Buschow brings the field of candidates to six to date, including Peppe, Planning Commissioner John Lawrence and incumbents Mayor Robin Gardner, Vice Mayor Hal Lippman and David Snyder. Prospective candidates have until 60 days before the May 4 election to secure sufficient petition signatures of registered voters in Falls Church to qualify for the ballot.
In the last year, Buschow was a strong advocate for the funding of the City’s GEORGE bus system as a regular rider, himself. He is the treasurer of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, serving on its board for 20 years, and is currently on the GEORGE Task Force.