Incumbent Mayor Nader Baroukh was re-elected in last Tuesday's election to serve a second term on the City Council of Falls Church, Virginia.
An independent city in Virginia, Falls Church is located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.
First elected to the City Council in 2008, Baroukh has served as the Mayor of Falls Church since 2010. The City of Falls Church is governed by a seven member city council, each elected at large for four year, staggered terms. The Mayor is elected by the vote of the members of the council.
Baroukh, who speaks Farsi fluently, immigrated to the United States from Iran as a child with his family and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Legal Studies from Chapman University in Orange, California. Baroukh earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, School of Law and presently serves as a senior attorney with management responsibilities at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he is responsible for immigration and national security issues.
Baroukh was re-elected with the second largest vote margin following a competitive race that featured a crowded field of seven candidates. The three highest vote-getters in this year's election were elected to serve in the next City Council of Fall Church.
PAAIA congratulates Nader Baroukh on his re-election to the Fall Church City Council.
Click here to read PAAIA's interview with Mayor Nader Baroukh.
Click here to see a video of President Barack Obama's visit to a home in Falls Church on September 22, 2010, where he met Mayor Nader Baroukh and commented on the similarity of their names.
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