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Date Announced for County Board Special Election

by Katie Pyzyk December 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm 3,147 11 Comments

The special election for Arlington County Board will take place on March 27, 2012, according to a court order issued today.

The election is being held to fill the seat vacated by Barbara Favola, who defeated Caren Merrick in the race for Virginia Senate last month. The date could not be set until Favola formally resigned from the County Board.

Arlington County Registrar Linda Lindberg said the County Electoral Board will meet on Wednesday to determine candidate filing deadlines for the special election. Candidates could not officially file to run until the special election date was released. Until now, they were required file as if they were running in the November 2012 election, and then amend the request once the special election date was official. So far, there are six Democrats who have expressed intent to run, but no Republicans.

Whoever claims victory in the special election still must run again for the seat in November.

  • E

    is there a blog or site that talks about local business owners in Arlington, or new stores opening up? Judging by comments and views, those are the
    what everyone reads? I don’t mean to be rude, but does anyone really care for local politics?

    • CourthouseChris

      You must be new here…

  • E

    People do read the joggers getting hit and other bizarre stories too, i might add.

    • CourthouseChris

      Your sample size is… what, one day? The announcement of an election date isn’t exactly a divisive topic (the selection of the date was… and there were a few well commented stories on that), so perhaps this somewhat mundane happening doesn’t inspire people to comment.

      And you site the jogger story, which currently has less than a fifth of the comments of the christmas/holiday display and the role of government in hosting those displays.

  • Arlington Voter

    Actually, many of us readers care a great deal about Arlington politics and local issues.

  • E

    ok, i stand corrected obviously. i guess each story appeals to certain people.

  • Suburban Not Urban

    Yea some of us care about things like the incumbent that leaves manipulating the process so that citizens are under-represented for 1/4 of an board year.

    • Thes

      What do you mean by a board year?

      • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

        Right on cue !!!

    • charlie

      you meant “bored” didn’t you?

  • DarkHeart

    Finding your polling place is a lot less intrusive on the County website versus the State on-line Lookup.


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