Choun was the only candidate to explicitly mention renter protections as part of an affordable-housing strategy, writing, “I would work with the state on tenant empowerment, targeted annual rent increase caps and housing vouchers to give Arlington’s majority renter population peace of mind and prevent displacement of long-time residents.” And we appreciated his unwavering and direct responses to reallocating space away from cars and their drivers to people walking, biking, and taking transit. The next Arlington election is July 7 for the County Board seat for which Karantonis is the Democratic nominee. © Jamie Gardner Audrey Clement, 50, is running for one of the two County Board seats being contested in the 2020 election. The positions of Chair and Vice Chair rotate annually. Karantonis has dedicated himself to Arlington, a place that he clearly loves. If you are a party candidate nominated by a method other than a primary then you do not need to submit a Declaration of Candidacy unless required by your party. 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. He gets it, and gets how to do it. . Did someone mention high school? Choun and Merlene, in particular, have bright futures in Arlington’s civic and political landscape, and we hope that they stay engaged and involved. Arlington is better for Choun, Kanninen, and Merlene’s candidacies, and we look forward to seeing them lead the county into the future in their individual capacities, or in future political roles. The biggest current challenge? 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. 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 Eight months later, in November's general election, Vihstadt won a full term; winning by 56% to 44%. To add your business to the stream, email cfields@insidenova.com or click on the green button below. Share with Us. The list of candidates will be updated as more information is available. 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. Threats of harming another Its residents would be well-served by his service on the county board. Congratulations to ALL of our 2020 candidates. 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. 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. Don't knowingly lie about anyone . 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. She is running for reelection. Issues, platforms, candidate debate performance don't matter. 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. Candidates in this election and votes received: Takis Panagiotis Karantonis (62.5%), Susan Ruth Cunningham (32.5%), and Robert Cambridge (4.7%). We appreciated Karantonis’ thorough responses to our questionnaire, which demonstrated a fluency in urbanism and how it works in practice. There will likely be at least one independent candidate in the upcoming Arlington County Board special election. The process continues in multiple rounds until a candidate hits the 50-percent threshold. Right now, there are several elections going on in Arlington County, and it can get a bit confusing. Electoral Board secretary Scott McGeary said the effort would “informally move ahead . Add your reaction. County Board Member Libby Garvey, in April 2014, resigned from the Arlington Democratic Committee after supporting Vihstadt's campaign over Ferranti's. 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. On the County Board, there are two seats up right now: 1) the one formerly held by Erik Gutshall, due to his resignation as he fought brain cancer ( special election set for July 7, with the Democratic nominee being decided by May 8; announced candidates so far are Barbara Kanninen and Chanda Choun ); 2) as well as the regularly scheduled election for Chair Libby Garvey… Then people couldn’t find the buses. 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. Be Truthful. 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 impact of ranked-choice voting already is evident in the composition of the Arlington County Board. Karantonis is an urbanist, and a progressive. 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. Greater Greater Washington agrees with the Arlington Democratic Party in preferring the special election could happen later, so that all Arlington Democrats could vote by mail. We'd love to hear eyewitness Both Merlene and Choun know their stuff. A clear sky. We like them both a great deal and believe that they are each deserving of votes from the eligible committee members. Politics By Endorsements May 5, 2020 15. Takis Karantonis by the candidate’s website. Michael O'Connell, Patch Staff Posted Thu, Oct … Notice of Closure. As an immigrant and speaker of eight languages, he also can help connect the county board to communities that have been hard hit by the coronavirus. MEMBER OF COUNTY BOARD. 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. Audrey Clement is a 50-year-old SAS developer. The five-member County Board is Arlington’s governing body, vested with its legislative powers. They're popularity contests. Arlington's elections are already rigged. Libby T. Garvey: 82,007 votes, 71.37 percent ... Metro and Transportation (Arlington County) But Takis Karantonis, who ran second behind Kanninen on the first round of balloting, came from behind and was the first to hit the 50-percent threshold in subsequent rounds. Use the 'Report' link on I also believe that the County should look at Pentagon City in the same way that older apartment buildings on large parcels were looked at along Columbia Pike. Keep it Clean. His civic engagement has been almost entirely oriented around housing and transportation. The Arlington Electoral Board has announced that political parties, including the Arlington Democrats, must nominate their candidates for the special election by May 8. The instant-runoff process already is in use when the Arlington County Democratic Committee selects its nominees for local office through a caucus, though not in state-run primaries. We ran responses to our questionnaire Monday from the four candidates: Chanda Choun, Barbara Kanninen, Takis Karantonis… Fraud is when one individual posts comments above under three different aliases (Charles, CJE, and JM). All text, and images marked as created by the article's author, are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. Takis Karantonis by the candidate’s website. We’re a bit perplexed as to why Choun withdrew from the regular 2020 county board primary against incumbent Libby Garvey, where he was a strong contender. 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 Special Election Down the Pike for Arlington County Board Democrat and independent to face off in April special election. And, he boasts endorsements from many of the officials and committee members we work with and/or have supported. 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. Viewing 2012 County Board Member General Election Arlington County. You have permission to edit this article. Meet The Candidate: Audrey Clement For Arlington County Board - Arlington, VA - Candidates running in Arlington County explain why voters should choose them in the Nov. 3 general election. Instructions on how to request absentee ballots online, and to register to vote for residents not yet registered, are on the Arlington Democrats website. Vihstadt upended Arlington politics in 2014 by becoming the first non-Democrat to land a seat on the county board in 15 years, winning on the strength … 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. 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. 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. 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. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. We have to hold the owners of properties in Crystal City accountable for achieving many, many new affordable units. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism 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. “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 … Arlington’s elections office, meanwhile, is expected to announce today that it will not be running a party nomination event ahead of the November County Board general election. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), the General Assembly earlier this year voted to allow Arlington to serve as an instant-runoff guinea pig before other localities have the option to implement it a year from now. Winds light and variable. 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 … . That means much density has already been baked into the plans. 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. Chanda Choun and Nicole Merlene would both make excellent second and/or third choices in Thursday’s primary, in either order. 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 “I look forward . Arlington Democrats, Today we learned that 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 for July 7. Submit this form along with the Petition of Qualified Voter forms to the Arlington County General Registrar. Arlington's official voting and election website. 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. to take us to the next steps.”, “We’ll explore what makes sense,” he said. 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. Can you spell p-a-t-h-e-t-i-c ? 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. Takis Karantonis by the candidate’s website.. All endorsements are decided by our volunteer Elections Committee with input from our staff, board, and other volunteer committees. Kanninen’s answer on stormwater planning, which explained why redevelopment in Arlington results in improved stormwater outcomes, deserves particular praise. Some voters also find ranked choice voting confusing, so there would have to be a significant outreach program to all voters. Continue the conversation about urbanism in the Washington region and support GGWash’s news and advocacy when you join the GGWash Neighborhood! 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. 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. or anything. McCaffrey, and other local journalists, editors, and publishers are also biased against Independents and Third Party candidates and the SG routinely prints Arlington Democratic Party press releases as news while ignoring non-Democrat canddiates. 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. Congressional Candidates Arlington County Board Candidate Arlington County School Board Candidates . 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. “We want to have an inclusive process at the appropriate moments.”. to trying to figure this out.”. Viewing 2020 County Board Member Special General Election Arlington County. We need to evaluate where the opportunities for infill or modest expansions are and how we can allow those increases while also meeting our need for affordable housing in the HQ2 neighborhoods. Board Members, elected at large, serve staggered four-year terms. 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). Be Nice. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Presidential Ticket Want to know more about the delegate selection process? Audrey Clement is a 50-year-old SAS developer. This is the first time since 1983 that a non-Democrat won a County Board general election. 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. So what we would have with ranked choice voting is something like a high school prom king and prom queen selection process. The Office will be closed Monday & Wednesday, January 18 & 20 in observation of County holidays. 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. When filling out ballots, voters are allowed (but not required) to rank candidates in order of preference; should no candidate receive 50 percent of the vote on the first ballot, the lowest scoring candidate is eliminated, and his/her votes are reallocated based on voter preferences. With zero interest rates, we should also consider increasing our bonding of affordable housing funds. July 7, 2020 Special Election, Arlington County Board7 7 4/2020 And we weren’t thrilled with his deference to local control in our question about state delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s bill to legalize duplexes. Learn more. Winds light and variable.. A clear sky. The Democratic Primary for County Board, originally scheduled for June 9, 2020 and subsequently delayed until June 23, 2020, will not be held. On April 24 Barbara Kanninen announced that she is seeking election to the Arlington County Board. Implementing ranked-choice voting in Arlington elections may not be simple, by SCOTT McCAFFREY, Sun Gazette Newspapers, LATEST NEWS on coronavirus in Northern Virginia, Kristen Bell 'learned everything' about Dax Shepard in lockdown, Kanye West 'less than thrilled' by divorce getting screen time. Washington Building First Floor 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone (804) 864-8901 that is degrading to another person. Don't Threaten. Arlington County Board Special Election Candidates Forum: The Chamber is pleased to announce the 2020 business-themed Special Election County Board Candidate Forum. We should make it easier for developers to build affordable units within market rate affordable buildings, because right now the formula disincentives this action. 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.”. 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. For more details on that, see here. Also rank 2nd and/or 3rd: Nicole Merlene and Chanda Choun. 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. Diaz-Torres, 29, is a manager of product design and delivery at Education First Consulting. RCV is nothing more than a repurposed high school popularity contest "election" facilitated by perennially biased high school style "journalism". 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. We ran responses to our questionnaire Monday from the four candidates: Chanda Choun, Barbara Kanninen, Takis Karantonis, and Nicole Merlene. 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. New Year’s Resolutions for Arlington County Board New leadership faces new challenges and old problems. accounts, the history behind an article. Provisional ballots will not be counted unless a voter provides the Electoral Board with a copy of a valid ID no later than noon on the third business day after the election. This would create diverse housing supply in all areas of the county instead of primarily in areas of south Arlington. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. At the request of Del. racist or sexually-oriented language. 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. 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 … In a Democratic caucus held to select a candidate for the July 7 special election called in the wake of the death of County Board member Erik Gutshall, candidate Barbara Kanninen (a School Board member) would have won if the event had been conducted on a winner-take-all basis. 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. Let us know what's going on! 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. 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. Audrey Clement is a 50 … Be Proactive. Doing local endorsements is very time intensive. 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 the rate of inflation. It's readily obvious that these aliases repeatedly share the same syntax, both above and in comments on other articles. Washington Building First Floor 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone (804) 864-8901 Fisette won four reelections and served as the County Board Chair in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2017, his last year in office. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, 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. 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. No wonder non-Democrats can't get traction and so few are interested in running for office. November 2, 2021 General Election. Much of planning is getting a bunch of people to sign off on discrete, minute tasks, in service of achieving a sometimes fantastically broad vision. 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. Real-time social media posts from local businesses and organizations across Northern Virginia, powered by Friends2Follow. Candidates running in Arlington County explain why voters should choose them in the Nov. 3 general election. Arlington County Unofficial Election Results. GGWash is supported by our members, corporate supporters, and foundations. OFFICIAL CALL. Under Virginia law, the Arlington Democrats must nominate the Democratic candidate for the special election by May 8 -- i.e., only 14 days from today. She is... David Priddy. person will not be tolerated. “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 in this election and votes received: Elizabeth Test Garvey (60.3%), Matthew Alan Wavro (25.5%), and Audrey Rose Clement (12.9%). A sinkhole and erosion ate a third of Baltimore’s light rail stops. Bob Cambridge (R), Susan Cunningham (I), and Takis Karantonis (D) are running for the County Board seat left vacant by Erik Gutshall's passing. Meet three candidates running for the Arlington School Board Cristina Diaz-Torres. We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. This leaves only one candidate with an active declaration of candidacy. How to Get Help If you have questions about Election Day or any of the voting or ID requirements, contact Arlington Office of Elections at 703-228-3456 or stop by the Bozman Government Center (2100 … While Hope’s bill applies exclusively to Arlington and exclusively to County Board races, another measure – successfully patroned by Del. The candidates so far are: Barbara Kanninen; Chanda Choun; Nicole Merlene; Takis Karantonis. 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. Candidates running in Arlington County explain why voters should choose them in the Nov. 3 general election. It’s evident that Karantonis has both the ideals and the practicality needed to make Arlington more accessible to all. The Arlington Office of Voter Registration & Elections received a Candidate Withdrawal Form from Chanda Choun. Low 23F. [Sun Gazette Newspapers provides content to, but otherwise is unaffiliated with, InsideNoVa or Rappahannock Media LLC.]. Insiders say there is some division among board members on the idea, but there seems to be a majority in support. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. “There’s a lot of pieces involved,” said county elections chief Gretchen Reinemeyer, who aims to convene a summit of involved parties – county staff, Virginia Department of Elections, equipment vendors – early in the new year to “hash out all the details.”. Election software used by the county allows for ranked-choice voting, but only in elections with three or fewer candidates. 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. We ran responses to our questionnaire Monday from the four candidates: Chanda Choun, Barbara Kanninen, Takis Karantonis, and Nicole Merlene. About the Board. Arlington County is a county in Virginia.The county population was 226,908 in 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot for that election is 5 p.m. on June 30. 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. But before any County Board decision, there needs to be assurances that “we’re all on the same page,” said Reinemeyer, a sentiment shared by Electoral Board members. 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.

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