Arlington Elections 2021
Local Elections Count!!!
Arlington County Board, School Board, and State Government Play Key Roles in Growth and Development!
Elections will take place November 2 for Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and 45th, 47th, 48th, and 49th districts for the Virginia House of Delegates (all covering at least some part of Arlington), one seat for the Arlington County Board, and one seat for the Arlington School Board. Takis Karantonis, Democrat, has announced he will seek to retain his Arlington County board seat. As of early March, no other Democrats had filed to challenge him, nor had any independents or Republicans announced their candidacy. If there is a need for a Democratic primary, it would be held June 8. Mary Kadera and Miranda Turner are vying in the May Arlington Democratic caucus for the School Board race, eyeing the seat being vacated by Monique O'Grady. Independents have until June 8 to file for a school board candidacy, Republican nomination processes have not been announced. No independents or Republicans have yet announced their intent to compete for the school board seat.
Re-acquaint yourselves with the 2020 Winners! Longtime Board Member Libby Garvey -- during her successful 2020 campaign -- replied to questions from ASF last August on key issues; see her replies at the link below. ASF also hosted Garvey September 14 -- her views remain very relevant to our concerns about county development. She was elected November 2020 to a new four-year term.
Then-candidates for Arlington School Board Cristina Diaz-Torres and David Priddy (both Democrats) also won their elections in November 2020. ASF submitted questions to these candidates in advance of the May 2020 school board caucus concerning the APS role in Shaping Arlington's Growth and its role as an Environmental Steward. The school board candidates' replies are available below.
Earlier in 2020, the Arlington County Board welcomed new member Takis Karantonis, also a Democrat. Mr. Karontonis will be up for re-election in 2021. Mr. Karantonis in the run-up to the July 2020 special election provided his positions on: Development; Environment; Diversity; Infrastructure. Mr. Karantonis also joined ASF for a video Q&A on June 17, 2020 which provides further commentary and insight still relevant today.
PDF of ASF Questions and Replies from then-Candidate Libby Garvey, then-Candidate for Arlington County Board, November 2020