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I am a practicing attorney, a Vienna dad with three young children, a parishioner at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, a planning commissioner for the Town of Vienna, and a zealous advocate for residents. My pro-resident platform includes:

  • addressing the adverse impact on traffic, schools, and neighborhoods from giant MAC building projects on Maple Avenue
  • honestly examining traffic on Maple Avenue, appreciating that Maple Avenue is at capacity, and preventing further harm to the livability of our neighborhoods from cut-through traffic avoiding Maple Avenue
  • restoring Beulah Road Park and prioritizing the purchase of land for parks
  • making certain that the rewrite of our residential and commercial zoning code, foisted upon our Town without resident input, does not give away what makes Vienna special

The expertise I would bring to Town Council encompasses years of academic, volunteer, and work experiences. I graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. and M.Eng. (computer science), earned a graduate degree in biomedical informatics from Stanford University Medical School, and earned a law degree from Loyola Chicago. I am admitted to and practice law in multiple states and the District of Columbia, having passed five bar exams (CA, NY, NJ, IL, TX).  I have won several awards for my pro bono civil rights legal work and am experienced in handling million-dollar technology and property legal matters.

I also served on the board of a large condominium association, where I was instrumental in hiring new management, replacing the condo association attorney, negotiating better service contracts, and eliminating graft.

As an advocate for residents against those preying on our Town to make a quick buck, I frequently speak and write about issues affecting Vienna. Visit to learn more about our platform and slate, and on May 19 vote for David Patariu to keep Vienna special!

Meet David N. Patariu, candidate for Town Council

"Vote for me because I am a zealous advocate for residents against those preying on our Town to make a quick buck; we cannot give away what makes Vienna special."