A similar situation occurred in this year’s Democratic School Board caucus, in which David Priddy came from behind to snag one of the two slots, after running third in the first round of balloting. The list of candidates will be updated as more information is available. Diaz-Torres, 29, is a manager of product design and delivery at Education First Consulting. Supporters of the concept say it helps to ensure that fringe candidates do not emerge victorious in a large field of candidates, and encourages candidates to be nicer to one another in hopes of becoming the second, third or fourth choices of voters attached to another contender. The next Arlington election is July 7 for the County Board seat for which Karantonis is the Democratic nominee. New Year’s Resolutions for Arlington County Board New leadership faces new challenges and old problems. We appreciated Karantonis’ thorough responses to our questionnaire, which demonstrated a fluency in urbanism and how it works in practice. That means much density has already been baked into the plans. The process continues in multiple rounds until a candidate hits the 50-percent threshold. The Board passed a resolution Thursday asking the Virginia Supreme Court to extend the special election to Aug. 4 or later to give potential candidates more time to file, according to a county release. We have to hold the owners of properties in Crystal City accountable for achieving many, many new affordable units. But, ultimately, this is a delightfully robust slate of candidates, and Arlingtonians are lucky that all four potential Democratic nominees are thoughtful and considerate of how transit and housing work. We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Choun and Merlene, in particular, have bright futures in Arlington’s civic and political landscape, and we hope that they stay engaged and involved. Washington Building First Floor 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone (804) 864-8901 Fraud is when one individual posts comments above under three different aliases (Charles, CJE, and JM). Candidates running in Arlington County explain why voters should choose them in the Nov. 3 general election. Threats of harming another The five-member County Board is Arlington’s governing body, vested with its legislative powers. Insiders say there is some division among board members on the idea, but there seems to be a majority in support. Congressional Candidates Arlington County Board Candidate Arlington County School Board Candidates Share with Us. The Arlington Office of Voter Registration & Elections received a Candidate Withdrawal Form from Chanda Choun. Electoral Board secretary Scott McGeary said the effort would “informally move ahead . Low 23F. Real-time social media posts from local businesses and organizations across Northern Virginia, powered by Friends2Follow. There will likely be at least one independent candidate in the upcoming Arlington County Board special election. Use the 'Report' link on He gets it, and gets how to do it. More effectively than any other candidate, she identified concrete policies that Arlington could tap to fund more affordable housing, writing: Change the formula for contributions to AHIF. There's one major media outlet that's so biased against non-Democrats that it sat on major league negative news about a Democrat running for re-election to Arlington Board of Supervisors until a couple days after the 2019 elections; another media outlet whose Editor perennially calls non-Democrats "losers"; and another media outlet where friends of the Owner-Publisher continually trash non-Democrats in blog comments. Arlington County Board Special Election Candidates Forum: The Chamber is pleased to announce the 2020 business-themed Special Election County Board Candidate Forum. Be Proactive. In addition, the state government would be required to certify all system upgrades, something that may not be high on the Virginia Department of Elections’ priority list, given only one jurisdiction is involved. It's readily obvious that these aliases repeatedly share the same syntax, both above and in comments on other articles. arlington democratic incumbents cristol, dorsey return to county board (washington post, nov. 5, 2019) sparring in arlington continues over transparency in amazon negotiations (inside nova, march 19, 2018) state bill would provide big tax breaks to arlington country clubs Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. This would create diverse housing supply in all areas of the county instead of primarily in areas of south Arlington. We like them both a great deal and believe that they are each deserving of votes from the eligible committee members. Arlington’s efforts to create “instant-runoff” County Board elections may hinge on how an upcoming meeting between county and state officials and technology vendors goes. If McCaffrey and the SG were capable of investigative journalism all would know that last year's Arlington School Board ranked choice selection process used by the Arlington Democratic Party was riddled with fraud. This week, a select group of Arlington Democratic party members will choose a nominee for the county board seat held by Erik Gutshall, who tragically died of brain cancer in April. This is the first time since 1983 that a non-Democrat won a County Board general election. The latest Tysons progress report shows mixed results on housing policy, Montgomery County is working on a plan to tackle racial equity, public health, and climate change, Central Virginia is planning a 41-mile trail from Ashland to Petersburg. On the ballot will be the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates (45th, 47th, 48th, and 49th Districts), County Board (1 seat), and School Board (1 seat). Libby T. Garvey: 82,007 votes, 71.37 percent ... Metro and Transportation (Arlington County) She is... David Priddy. Arlington County Unofficial Election Results. Gerald N. "Jay" Fisette Jr. (born February 25, 1956) is an American politician in Arlington County, Virginia.He became the state's first openly gay elected official when he was elected to the five-person Arlington County Board in 1997. They're popularity contests. Meet The Candidate: Audrey Clement For Arlington County Board Michael O'Connell 10/8/2020 Pentagon, D.C. officials point fingers at each other over Capitol riot response November 2, 2021 General Election. At the Dec. 16 Electoral Board meeting, a representative from the Arlington County Democratic Committee pressed to know how much of the internal decision-making process would be open to the public. © Jamie Gardner Audrey Clement, 50, is running for one of the two County Board seats being contested in the 2020 election. Audrey Clement is a 50-year-old SAS developer. He also has the most resounding vision for what Arlington needs to accomplish as Amazon moves in and COVID-19 continues: Significant upzoning of Crystal City occurred in 2010 with the purpose of bringing workspace and living space into balance. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville) – allows for ranked-choice voting in a wide array of races statewide on a 10-year trial basis, starting in 2021. July 7, 2020 Special Election, Arlington County Board7 7 4/2020 July 2020 Arlington County Special Election Candidates; June 23, 2020 Primary Elections (Election date changed per Governor's Executive Order 56) Certified Candidates in Ballot Order; June 4, 2020 General and Special Elections. Their voices, as a renter and small-business owner, and immigrant and veteran, are much-needed to ensure that Arlington fairly represents all its residents. We should make it easier for developers to build affordable units within market rate affordable buildings, because right now the formula disincentives this action. For more details on that, see here. It seems like the progressive thing for a self-professed progressive community to do: Switch Arlington County Board elections from winner-take-all to ranked-choice (or “instant-runoff”) formats. The candidates so far are: Barbara Kanninen; Chanda Choun; Nicole Merlene; Takis Karantonis. The Circuit Court of Arlington County chose that date for the special election to fill the vacancy on the Board caused by the death last month of Vice-Chair Erik Gutshall. The special election to replace retiring County Board member Chris Zimmerman is the closest thing Arlington will probably have to a referendum on the streetcar. Takis Karantonis by the candidate’s website. Arlington's elections are already rigged. . While Hope’s bill applies exclusively to Arlington and exclusively to County Board races, another measure – successfully patroned by Del. Doing local endorsements is very time intensive. ARLINGTON, VA — In addition to voting for the president and vice president, one member of the U.S. Senate, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 8th congressional district, the Arlington County Board and School Board, two amendments to the Constitution of Virginia, and five bond questions for Arlington County. It only makes sense as they will also be building hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail where workers will not be high earners. BTW, this is the same Arlington Democratic Party that vehemently opposed reform of the decennial legislative redistricting process, approved by 2/3 of Virginia's voters last month. Incumbent Libby Garvey, 69, has served eight years on the Arlington County Board and is the current Board chair. His extensive resume features a great deal of time spent on housing, planning, zoning, and development review and policy in Arlington, as both a professional and an advocate. Candidates in this election and votes received: Takis Panagiotis Karantonis (62.5%), Susan Ruth Cunningham (32.5%), and Robert Cambridge (4.7%). As former head of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, former president of his civic association in Columbia Heights, near the eastern end of the pike, and as a board member of Alliance for Housing Solutions, Karantonis has a long record of fighting for less fortunate people and an area of the county that has not gotten the planning or transportation investments it needs. Ranked Choice Voting used to select BOTH the Arlington School Board and Arlington Board of Supervisors candidates by the Arlington Democratic Party this year were riddled with fraud. Instructions on how to request absentee ballots online, and to register to vote for residents not yet registered, are on the Arlington Democrats website. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Did someone mention high school? And, he boasts endorsements from many of the officials and committee members we work with and/or have supported. The Office will be closed Monday & Wednesday, January 18 & 20 in observation of County holidays. Arlington's official voting and election website. Then people couldn’t find the buses. Between the pandemic crisis and the fact that the 2020 County Board race saw only two candidates (Democrat Libby Garvey and independent Audrey Clement), board members did not move forward on considering enactment of the instant-runoff process. This is the official endorsement of Greater Greater Washington. But so long as the election is happening as it is, we recommend eligible party insiders select Takis Karantonis as their first choice and then Nicole Merlene or Chanda Choun as second and/or third choices in the ranked-choice ballot. arlington democratic incumbents cristol, dorsey return to county board (washington post, nov. 5, 2019) sparring in arlington continues over transparency in amazon negotiations (inside nova, march 19, 2018) state bill would provide big tax breaks to arlington country clubs About the Board. MEMBER OF COUNTY BOARD. We would like to note that Merlene returned her questionnaire beyond the deadline, and that, while she’s wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable about public transit improvements, her responses contained less detail than others’ on how she would actually execute the policies that she favors. [Sun Gazette Newspapers provides content to, but otherwise is unaffiliated with, InsideNoVa or Rappahannock Media LLC.]. Be Truthful. Gutshall, who passed away after a battle with brain cancer, consistently pushed for a more walkable, accessible, and affordable Arlington since he took his seat in … Merlene had, in effect, already answered a number of our questionnaire prompts in columns for ArlNow, and we endorsed her for General Assembly last year. to trying to figure this out.”. Winds light and variable.. A clear sky. You have permission to edit this article. Continue the conversation about urbanism in the Washington region and support GGWash’s news and advocacy when you join the GGWash Neighborhood! “I am running for Arlington County Board to bring my experience as a trusted, collaborative leader to fight for our community at this difficult time,” said Kanninen, who has served on the Arlington School Board … accounts, the history behind an article. Karantonis has dedicated himself to Arlington, a place that he clearly loves. Arlington County is a county in Virginia.The county population was 226,908 in 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau. We'd love to hear eyewitness Learn more. Candidate appointed to the most advisory commissions / committees / working groups (by Arlington's Democratic Old Guard) and who most supports the status quo - as defined by the Dem Old Guard and the Media - typically wins, And ranked choice voting would rig elections even more. Let us know what's going on! Congratulations to ALL of our 2020 candidates. Fisette won four reelections and served as the County Board Chair in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2017, his last year in office. County Board Member Libby Garvey, in April 2014, resigned from the Arlington Democratic Committee after supporting Vihstadt's campaign over Ferranti's. I’m Audrey Clement, the Independent candidate for Arlington County Board.As a 16-year Westover resident, long time civic activist, and current member of the Transportation Commission, I’m running for County Board because the Board has pushed harmful policies resulting in: overcrowded schools, traffic congestion, gentrification, and an effective tax rate that is twice … Candidates in this election and votes received: Elizabeth Test Garvey (60.3%), Matthew Alan Wavro (25.5%), and Audrey Rose Clement (12.9%). The Arlington Electoral Board has announced that political parties, including the Arlington Democrats, must nominate their candidates for the special election by May 8. It gets worse. While many of the goals set by the Arlington County Board for 2016 were familiar, like expanding school capacity, signs of the new perspectives and new leadership began to take hold at its Jan. 1 meeting. The county seat is Arlington.. Ballotpedia provides comprehensive coverage of the 100 largest cities in America by population.This encompasses all city, county, and special district elections appearing on the ballot within those cities. Notice of Closure. Chanda Choun and Nicole Merlene would both make excellent second and/or third choices in Thursday’s primary, in either order. Keep it Clean. ARLINGTON COUNTY, Va. — During the 2020 General Election, Arlington County residents will have the chance to decide on members of the Board of Education for the county's school system. “The devil’s always in the details – it’s important to get this right,” said board vice chairman Matt Weinstein. This year, GGWash staff and volunteers spent over 500 hours on our elections coverage. Candidates running in Arlington County explain why voters should choose them in the Nov. 3 general election. Audrey Clement is a 50-year-old SAS developer. Both Merlene and Choun know their stuff. Karantonis is an urbanist, and a progressive. And the legislature insisted, as a condition of passing Hope’s bill, that all costs involved with a switch to ranked-choice voting be paid by the Arlington government, which these days is pleading poverty every time a new initiative is proposed. At the request of Del. Be Nice. Special Election Down the Pike for Arlington County Board Democrat and independent to face off in April special election. The special election to fill the seat on the Arlington County Board that is now vacant due to Erik Gutshall’s untimely death has been set by an Arlington County Judge for July 7, 2020. Bob Cambridge (R), Susan Cunningham (I), and Takis Karantonis (D) are running for the County Board seat left vacant by Erik Gutshall's passing. Viewing 2020 County Board Member Special General Election Arlington County. Party Canvass of the Arlington County Republican Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia to nominate a candidate for Member of the Arlington County Board. Also rank 2nd and/or 3rd: Nicole Merlene and Chanda Choun. Though we found that longtime school board member Barbara Kanninen was not as ambitious in her support for more housing and more public transportation as Karantonis, Choun, and Merlene, her positioning was still strong. The biggest current challenge? And we weren’t thrilled with his deference to local control in our question about state delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s bill to legalize duplexes. If you value it, we'd appreciate it if you'd make a contribution of any amount to help us continue our work on political races around the region. that is degrading to another person. It seems like the progressive thing for a self-professed progressive community to do: Switch Arlington County Board elections from winner-take-all to ranked-choice (or “instant-runoff”) formats. Issues, platforms, candidate debate performance don't matter. Meet three candidates running for the Arlington School Board Cristina Diaz-Torres. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Audrey Clement is a 50 … A pending software upgrade would bring that to five candidates, but “I don’t think legally we can limit the number of candidates that can run,” Reinemeyer said. . One of Erik Gutshall’s strengths was his experience with planning as a practice rather than a theory; Karantonis is the best-equipped candidate to continue to provide this expertise. Here are the statements I’ve received, so far, from announced Arlington County Board special election (to replace Erik Gutshall, who sadly was forced to resign while being treated for brain cancer) Democratic candidates. Add your reaction. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. Takis Karantonis by the candidate’s website. In his questionnaire, he wrote that “signal priority and off-vehicle fare collection will be at the top of my short and medium term agenda,” and that he would “further initiate a study of dedicated bus lanes during morning and evening peak-times.”. 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