Four residents have filed papers to run in the 2013 Vienna Town Council race — the first contested race since 2011.
Incumbents Laurie DiRocco, Carey Sienicki and Howard Springsteen all intend to run again, along with newcomer Ryan Thomas, a 32-year-old Certified Public Accountant who has lived in town since 2012* and in the Vienna/Tysons area since 2007*.
The six-member Vienna Town Council holds elections in staggered cycles. Three seats open up each year; every other year, the Mayor seat is open as well.
Elections this year will be held May 7.
Last year, . They all ran uncontested.
DiRocco and Springsteen are hoping for their third term on the town's governing board. Sienicki, who was elected to council in 2011, is running for her second.
The trio faced off in 2011 against a fourth candidate, Hamid Barahmand, who came up short on Vienna's 2011 Election Day.
Thomas, who works for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, is making his first run for council.
Patch will profile each of these candidates next week.
Correction: Patch has updated this article to reflect the correct date of Thomas' move to Vienna. He has lived in the general Vienna/Tysons corridor since 2007.
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