Arlington Elections 2020
Local Elections Count!!!
Arlington County Board and School Boards Play Key Roles in Growth and Development!
General Info on the Election. Arlington voters re-elected Democrat and County Board Chairman Libby Garvey to a new four-year term on November 3.
Meet the Winners! Board Chair Garvey 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.
Democratic candidates for Arlington School Board Cristina Diaz-Torres and David Priddy also won their elections. ASF submitted questions to these candidates in advance of the primary election April concerning the APS role in Shaping Arlington's Growth and its role as an Environmental Steward. The three school board candidates' replies are available below.
The bond referendum on stormwater spending was also approved November 3. As we saw in July 2019, destructive flooding in several neighborhoods pointed to the need for increased investment in measures to prevent flooding. See link below for more details on this bond request.
Earlier in 2020, the Arlington County Board welcomed new member Takis Karantonis, also a Democrat. Mr. Karantonis' replies to questions posed by ASF in the run-up to June elections provide information on his positions on: Development; Environment; Diversity; Infrastructure. Mr. Karantonis also joined ASF for a video Q&A on June 17, which provides further commentary and insight from him on county issues.
PDF of ASF Questions and Replies from then-Candidate Libby Garvey, Candidates for Arlington County Board, November 2020
Information on Stormwater Bond Referendum, November 3, 2020 Ballot