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Pradip4herndon Welcome to our candidate's campaign page. Mr. Dhakal is a man of compassion who works hard to make a difference and call attention to our goals.

This page serves to give your more info on our candidate, his agendas and updates.

Operating as usual

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas!

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

11/18/2020

Downtown redevelopment plan ✅ Congrats to everyone who’ve been patiently and so eagerly waiting for it.

Happy Dipawali/Diwali/Tihar to all the Hindus throughout the world. May this festival of light bring so much joy, good h...
11/14/2020

Happy Dipawali/Diwali/Tihar to all the Hindus throughout the world. May this festival of light bring so much joy, good health and prosperity in everyone’s life.

Thank you Herndon. I am truly humbled with your vote. Please like this page so that we can continue to engage about the ...
11/12/2020

Thank you Herndon. I am truly humbled with your vote. Please like this page so that we can continue to engage about the issues and priorities that matter the most to you.

11/04/2020

Looks like we made it with 4839 votes. Unofficial though. I would like to thank ALL the Herndon residents who extended their trust and support on me for one more term. It doesn’t matter who you voted for, I will work harder than before to make this town even better place to live, to work and to do business. I would love to congratulate all the fellow candidates who won the election. Looking forward to working with you all. To the fellow candidates who couldn’t make it this time, let’s continue to engage and to define the priorities we want to see in this time. I really thank you for running such a healthy and great campaign. Also, I will cherish the friendship we develop during this campaign.

Thanks to my wonderful wife Sushma Bhandari who always is my backbone on whatever endeavor we take. Thanks to all my family members including my mom, my in-laws, friends, neighbors, volunteers and well-wishers who helped us during the campaign to make this happen. I would love to share this victory to all of you. Also, I would dedicate this victory to my beloved teacher (father figure) Sanat Oli whom we lost a few days ago.

Note: the mail-in ballots from yesterday, count from two optical scanning machines and provisional vote count have not been reported yet.

Thank you Herndon for your trust in electing me as one of the council-members in 2018. I am asking your vote of trust on...
10/26/2020

Thank you Herndon for your trust in electing me as one of the council-members in 2018. I am asking your vote of trust one more time so that we can work together to achieve our goal as a small town and engaged community.

Best day to vote. The wait is about 20 minutes at Herndon Fortnightly Library as if 11:05 this morning.
10/24/2020

Best day to vote. The wait is about 20 minutes at Herndon Fortnightly Library as if 11:05 this morning.

10/16/2020
www.cornerstonesva.org

Friends,
Cornerstone reached out to the Herndon Town Council candidates asking questions relayed to Town Vision Statement 2035, critical issues/challenges within the town, our stand on affordable and workforce housing and community outreach/inclusion. You can find my responses below. Thank you for your time reading the Q&A.

Just came home after dropping the campaign lit. The weather is little chilly but perfect one for walking. I wish it was ...
10/12/2020

Just came home after dropping the campaign lit. The weather is little chilly but perfect one for walking. I wish it was not raining. Because of COVID-19, we are not knocking the doors keeping everyone’s safety our first priory. We are just dropping our literature at your door. Please plan to vote and get your voice heard.

10/05/2020
Herndon Town Council Candidates Q&A

Please watch the Q&A recording of October 04, 2020 where 6 out of 8 election candidates of Herndon Town Council answered the questions by the town residents.

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10/05/2020

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10/04/2020

Friends,
I still have many yard signs to go. If you want me to win and serve the council one more term, please help us by taking one of the yard signs. As door knocking and face to face interaction has become difficult this time keeping everyone’s safety in mind, a yard sign in your yard will be a big support. Please comment or send a DM with your address, and I will make sure I personally drop the sign at your door or put the sign in your yard.

Official Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce organized a Candidate Forum last Sunday. This video is available on Herndon...
09/29/2020
2020 Town of Herndon Candidates Forum

Official Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce organized a Candidate Forum last Sunday. This video is available on Herndon Community Television (HCTV)’s on demand video section. Also, this video will be regularly played on Herndon Community Television, Channel 23 on Cox Communications and Channel 28 on Verizon FIOS till the Election Day.

The first half is the forum for the Mayoral candidates and the second half (starting from 33 minutes) is for council candidates.

Pradip4herndon's cover photo
09/28/2020

Pradip4herndon's cover photo

Thank you DAAV for the endorsement.
09/26/2020

Thank you DAAV for the endorsement.

These beautiful door hangers came few days ago. They will soon be at your door.
09/25/2020

These beautiful door hangers came few days ago. They will soon be at your door.

The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is just days away! You can do it online at www.my2020census.govThis census dete...
09/24/2020
Census 2020

The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is just days away! You can do it online at www.my2020census.gov

This census determines the next 10 years of funding for education, healthcare, housing and many other needs. Please fill out the census form regardless of your status. And make sure no one in your household is missed.

Great news: We have found a great piece that could be turned into workforce/affordable housing. We are working on this.
09/22/2020
Affordable Housing Could Replace Herndon’s Residence Inn

Great news:

We have found a great piece that could be turned into workforce/affordable housing. We are working on this.

The Residence Inn on 315 Elden Street in Herndon could be transformed into an affordable housing development. The new owner of the hotel is seeking to repurpose the property into a 166-unit residential development. According to preliminary plans, 55 percent of the units would be dedicated as workf

Here are few questions answered about Herndon and our priorities. Thanks to Reston Now!
09/18/2020
2020 Herndon Town Council Election: Meet Pradip Dhakal

Here are few questions answered about Herndon and our priorities. Thanks to Reston Now!

Eight candidates are running for six seats on the Herndon Town Council for the 2021-2022 term. This week, Reston Now will publish candidate statements, which are edited for typos and formatting only. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Featured here is Pradip Dhakal. The remaining candidates did not re

Sample ballots are out. Know your candidates for this general election on November 3rd. This is the sample ballot for th...
09/18/2020

Sample ballots are out. Know your candidates for this general election on November 3rd. This is the sample ballot for the town of Herndon.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/sites/elections/files/assets/sample%20ballots/nov2020_sampleballot_herndon_english_web.pdf

09/17/2020
Pradip Dhakal Intro Video

Hi Herndon, looking forward to your support and I hope I'll earn your vote! Thank you Herndon Community Television (HCTV) for the video.

Approved and paid for by: dhakal for Herndon council

These yard signs just arrived today and are looking for hosts. Please let me know if you want to host it. I or someone w...
09/17/2020

These yard signs just arrived today and are looking for hosts. Please let me know if you want to host it. I or someone will drop it to your front door. Thank you everyone.

09/13/2020

Hello Herndon Friends,
As you know I am running for Herndon council again, I have some yard signs that need some hosts in the town of Herndon. Please let me know if you want to host the yard sign and I will drop it to your address. Looking forward to meeting you all to engage in the discussion about the town issues that matter the most to you.

Hello Herndon Neighbors,I am seeking for reelection as a Councilmember for the town of Herndon. I am seeking the Endorse...
08/22/2020
Herndon Endorsement Ballot Request - Fairfax County Democrats

Hello Herndon Neighbors,

I am seeking for reelection as a Councilmember for the town of Herndon. I am seeking the Endorsement of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.

Here are my priorities that I will initiate or continue if elected to Herndon Town Council:

1. Increase transparency and good government by expanding Community Roundtables, recording hearings and meetings to the extent allowed by State law, and making public records easily available to residents of the Town.
2. Build the Town for excellence by investing in neighborhoods, housing and protecting green areas
3. Improve public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian routes to serve residents who cannot or do not wish to drive
4. Set long-term budget priorities based on resident input and financial responsibility
5. Update the HPRB guideline to best suit the current need and address the inconvenience.
6. Representing ALL Herndon and focusing local issues and agenda.

Can I count on your support by voting ‪August 10th through the 28th‬ on the FCDC website?

It just takes 2 minutes.

https://www.fairfaxdemocrats.org/herndon/

Thank you for your support and looking forward to working with you.

The Fairfax County Democratic Committee is holding an unassembled caucus of the Democratic voters of the Town of Herndon to select the candidates to endorse for this November's Town Council election. Candidates must receive 15% of the cast votes to receive the endorsement.

Herndon Mayor & Town Council Endorsement Application [CLOSED] - Fairfax County Democrats
08/22/2020
Herndon Mayor & Town Council Endorsement Application [CLOSED] - Fairfax County Democrats

Herndon Mayor & Town Council Endorsement Application [CLOSED] - Fairfax County Democrats

The application period has ended. The Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) will be considering for endorsement candidates for Mayor and Councilmember of the Town of Herndon. Any individual running for these non-partisan elected offices may request endorsement of their candidacy by FCDC. Any su...

This is a great opportunity for the elected town officials and town residents to be on an informal conversation on issue...
10/22/2019

This is a great opportunity for the elected town officials and town residents to be on an informal conversation on issues that matter the most to us. We will brief you about what’s going on and seek for your ideas, questions and concerns. Please plan to be there.

Wednesday October 23
7-9 pm

At Trinity Presbyterian Church,

651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA 20170

See you there!

10/17/2019

Today, we have a special work session on housing. With the arrival of Silver line metro and tech giants looking into Northern VA as their prospective market and operation venue, the pricing on housing is on continuous rise.There will be many developments in the next few years in the town of Herndon alone. We are in a situation, where we need to act to make sure housing remains affordable to our workforce. We don't want our workforce (police, firefighters, healthcare workers and many more) to commute too long to work in herndon. If the commute itself becomes another job, they won't be able to take care of their own family the way they want, let alone the community. But how can we do that?

We are seeking advises and opinions on this critical issue. If not now, when? If not us, who? Please join us tonight at 7 PM in special work session and listen to the special presentation. Then, provide us your feedback, opinion and suggestion through email, phone, one on one etc. See you there.

10/17/2019

*****Herndon Homecoming Parade*****
Please mark your calendar.
This Saturday, be a part of this community-wide celebration, which kicks-off at 9:30am. The parade theme is "In to the Future." Plan to watch the parade along Elden Street and cheer on the participants.

07/10/2019

On Thesday July 16th, DMV Drive Connect will set up at Herndon Fortnightly Library (768 Center Street, Herndon, VA 20170) to assist residents with the reinstatement of drivers licenses that have been suspended for failure to pay court fines and fees.

If you know anyone who has been affected or who requires DMV assistance, please let them know about this event. DMV Drive Connect will be on site from 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

This is really a great and proud moment as our Herndon High School band is leaving for Normandy France to participate in...
06/02/2019
Pride of Herndon Band prepares to leave Va. for 75th anniversary D-Day celebrations | WTOP

This is really a great and proud moment as our Herndon High School band is leaving for Normandy France to participate in 75th annual D-Day celebration.

The Herndon High School band of Herndon leaves Tuesday to participate in 75th D-Day celebrations in Normandy. Band members will carry pictures and stories of crew members who served on the USS Herndon during the invasion.

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About Pradip and his priorities:

I came to this land of opportunity in 2006 as a graduate student. I was born and raised in Nepal. After graduating with Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership, I started my professional career, first in Healthcare Industry and then Financial and secondary mortgage Industry (as an Information Technology Professional). I worked in Freddie Mac as an IT consultant for two years and then worked in Capital One Headquarter as an IT expert supporting different projects.

Then I started working on Life Insurance Industry serving people on their life insurance and retirement needs. This really helped me find my passion as I enjoyed being around people, educating people and helping people.

Serving as a life insurance and retirement professional, I interacted and built relationship with many people. That really fueled my urge to be around people and serve them.

I am an advocate of entrepreneurship as I strongly believe we can create more opportunities, bring financial independence, and prosperity by being an entrepreneur. I also believe entrepreneurship is not about just investing in a business but more about having the right mindset, skill sets and knowledge. I will play a role in establishing entrepreneurship forum in the Town of Herndon so that we can discuss ideas, innovations and strategies in a weekly, if not monthly, manner.

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Just got home and look what I found!! Pradeep Dhakal take me off your walk list - no need as you already have my support and my vote this Nov 6th!!
Happy Birthday Pradeep! Wishing you all the best in love, luck, health, wealth and happiness... you truly deserve it! Wshing you many blessings in the days, weeks and months ahead!
Hello Pradeep Dhakal! Councilmember McKenna and I met some of your family last night at National Night Out! 😀