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County Board Candidate Forum Scheduled

by ARLnow.com — December 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm 1,235 8 Comments

(Updated on 1/3/12) The six announced candidates for County Board will have an opportunity to publicly make their case to fellow Democrats next week.

The Arlington County Democratic Committee has scheduled a candidate forum for Wednesday, Jan. 4. The forum will be held during the ACDC meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the NRECA building in Ballston (4301 Wilson Blvd) George Mason University Law School’s Founders Hall in Virginia Square (3351 Fairfax Dr.).

To date, the candidates who have announced their intention to seek the Democratic nomination for County Board are: Melissa Bondi, Peter Fallon, Libby Garvey, Kim Klingler, Elmer Lowe, and Terron Sims.

The deadline for filing to seek the nomination is 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. Democrats will choose their nominees during caucuses on Thursday, Jan. 19 (at Washington-Lee High School) and on Saturday, Jan. 21 (at Kenmore Middle School).

The County Board special election — to fill the seat being vacated by state Senator-elect Barbara Favola on Dec. 31 — will be held on Tuesday, March 27. So far, no Republicans have announced their intention to run for the seat.

  • Lou

    How many are going to end up on the ballot?

  • bemused bystander

    Which ballot? For the caucus, everyone who pays the rather stiff party filing fee by Jan. 9th. For the special election, presumably one (the caucus winner).

    • Lou

      I was confused by the line in the article that says they will choose “nominees” during the later caucuses.

  • charlie

    shouldn’t the title say “Democratic County Board Caucus Candidate Forum”
    or are you drinking too much of the Arlington Kool-Aid?

    • Always Right

      You nailed it :)

  • Les

    To clarify, whoever of the Democrats wins the caucus will be the only Democratic contender in the March Special Election for County Board.

    Any Arlington registered voter may participate after signing a statement affirming they are a Democrat and pledging to not support any candidate of another party in the Special Election.

    Thursday, Jan 19 voting will be 7 pm to 9 pm at Washington-Lee High School.

    Saturday, Jan 21 voting will be 11 am to 7 pm at Kenmore Middle School.

  • Wilbur

    Ah yes Arlington – flash back to the 1950s. In order to play, you must sign a loyalty oath. Arlington may be progressive in many ways. Including loyalty oaths in this caucus sort of things – is Brave New World is (maybe the Arl Dem Party should go take 10th grade English at an APS)

    • Grognak

      Yeah, I heard loyalty oaths are terrible things to force voters to sign. I forget where I heard it, but the people were pretty vehement about that.

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