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Baroukh, Snyder Stay Atop Falls Church Government

Phil Duncan, Dave Tarter sworn in as new city councilmen.

and Dave Snyder retained their mayor and vice mayor positions respectively during Monday night’s council swearing-in ceremony.

Both won by a 4-3 margin as their fellow . elections, and were sworn in. Baroukh, who was re-elected to council and selected by his peers to remain mayor, was also sworn in.

“It was exciting,” Tarter said. “I’m looking forward to serving the city.”

Duncan and fellow councilman Ron Peppe nominated Tarter as their selection to serve as mayor. Peppe, a longtime council member, said the city needed a change and that was echoed from voters during the campaign period before the May elections. Snyder and Councilwoman Johanna Barry nominated Baroukh to continue serving as mayor.

Duncan was ecstatic to have his family join him at the swearing-in. The 54-year-old first time councilman said it was a thrill to join the council as a member instead of sitting in the audience, especially before some of his longtime supporters.

“I’m a fortunate man to have my parents here to see me sworn in,” Duncan said of his parents who recently celebrated 66 years of marriage. “That makes it extra special.”

Phil Duncan July 03, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Thank you, Andre, for covering the Council swearing-in during a time when your plate is very full dealing with storm-recovery news.

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