Mr. Chopra, an Arlington resident, was appointed the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States by President Barack Obama in 2009. He previously served as Virginia Secretary of Technology under Governor Tim Kaine and is currently Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Hunch Analytics and recent author of The Innovative State. Chopra cited Andrew’s commitment to innovative thinking and his passion for Arlington as the motivations for his endorsement.
“Since meeting Andrew I have been consistently impressed with his grasp of the issues, his embracing of thinking of new ways of doing things, and his commitment to our community. As a fellow Leadership Arlington graduate and parents of children in Arlington Public Schools, I am confident Andrew has the worldview and the skills to lead our community. Andrew is an eloquent leader who is passionate about taking Arlington to even greater heights,” said Chopra.
“Aneesh Chopra practically and literally wrote the book on utilizing innovation and technology to make our government work better, cheaper, with greater transparency and efficiency – ideas that we can deploy in Arlington right now at minimal cost. I’ve been a fan of Aneesh since he was working with Governor Kaine and helping lead the nation in thinking outside the box. As a County Board member I look forward to continuing to rely on Aneesh’s counsel and am so thankful for his support,” said Schneider.
Andrew Schneider, 40, is seeking the Democratic nomination for one of two open seats on the Arlington County Board, in the June 9th primary. A lifelong Arlingtonian, Andrew is a graduate of Arlington public schools, the College of William & Mary, and earned his MBA from the University of Maryland. He works for the College of William & Mary working to engage the 20,000+ alumni who live in the Washington area. He also currently serves as the President of the Yorktown Civic Association and Vice Chair of Community Residences. He lives in the Yorktown neighborhood with his wife, Susan, and their children, Alan and Elizabeth.