Anemic Fund-Raising for County Board Race

$Anemic Fund-Raising for County Board Race
Reported cash on hand as of June 30:
● $5,301 Takis Karantonis (incumbent)
● $3,286 Audrey Clement (independent)
● $3,025 Mike Cantwell (independent)
● $zero Adam Theo (independent)
The County Board rejected ranked-choice voting for this election, virtually assuring Karantonis’s victory.

Rename Lee Hwy to Langston Blvd?

Rename Lee Hwy to Langston Blvd?
At its June regular meeting the Arlington County Board voted 5-0 to defer adoption for additional community engagement and to refine cost estimates. Final consideration of the renaming will occur in July. News Release
Although John M. Langston has no historical association with Arlington, his name is already on an Arlington school, community center and civic association. ARLnow story

Democratic School Board Caucus Underway

Democratic School Board Caucus Underway
When: 12:00AM Mon, May 17 until 11:59PM Sun, May 23
Online for details and big blue “Vote Here” button to access voting website.
 • Vote online 24/7 from 12:00AM Mon, May 17 until 11:59PM Sun, May 23
In-person voting locations:
● 6216 23rd St N (private home near Westover)
 • Wednesday, May 19 / 5 pm – 8 pm
 • Saturday, May 22 / 1 pm – 5 pm
● 1412 N. Highland St (private home near Clarendon Station)
 • Wednesday, May 19 / 5 pm – 8 pm
 • Saturday, May 22 / 1 pm – 5 pm
● 2811 S. 13th Road (private home near Reed Community Center)
 • Wednesday, May 19 / 5 pm – 8 pm
 • Saturday, May 22 / 1 pm – 5 pm
● 4704 Columbia Pike (Cafe Sazon)
 • Tuesday, May 18 / 4 pm – 9 pm
 • Saturday May 22 / 11 am – 5 pm

School Board Candidates Waffle on Math

School Board Candidates Waffle on Math
“The state proposals have come under heaviest attack from Republican statewide candidates, who portray it as a Democratic war on student achievement…” Neither candidate “gave state officials a rousing endorsement nor a ringing denunciation…”
Report on April 29 Democratic Ctte School Board Debate(Sungazette)
Virginia Moving to Eliminate All Accelerated Math Courses…(Fox News)
No, Virginia is Not Moving to Eliminate Advanced High School Math(Wash Post)

More LV Hate from ARLnow

More LV Hate from ARLnow
ARLnow published this photo claiming it occurred in Cherrydale. The cited source does not mention Cherrydale. My extensive online search didn't either. Car has DC plates. (click to view source)

The story is followed by a lengthy Featured Comment by "Slither" that rebuts the author's "errors and misrepresentations."
Now that ARLnow is on notice that it is spreading seriously incorrect information one must wonder why they continue to publish these hateful screeds. ARLnow used to be an authoritative source for Arlington news, but recently has begun to also publish distortions and misleading headlines on other topics. Sad to lose them. ARLnow

Primaries for Nov 2 Election

Primaries for Nov 2 Election
Democratic Primary: Apr 23 to June 5
The primary will select statewide candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor, and governor. The primary in Arlington will also select a candidate to fill a seat on the County Board. The County Board candidates are Chanda Choun website and Takis Karantonis website. Incumbent State delegates are running unopposed so will not be on the primary ballot. Sample Ballot
● Early in-person voting starts Friday, April 23 at 3 locations:
 • Courthouse Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd).
 • Madison Community Center (3829 N Stafford St).
 • Walter Reed Community Center (2909 S 16th St).
More Information (VADEMS)
● Absentee ballots will be sent on April 23 to early applicants and then as applications are received. The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is May 28. Deadline for returning ballots in person is 7PM on June 8 or postmarked by June 8 and received by 12PM on June 11.
● Deadline to register to vote in the Primary is May 17.
Request A Vote By Mail Ballot and Register to Vote
To apply for an Absentee ballot you will need to provide your Virginia Driver’s license or state ID number, date of birth, and Social Security number.

Democratic School Board Caucus May 17 – 23
School Board candidates run as independents in Virginia and cannot be nominated by a party in a primary. The Arlington Democrats is running an endorsement caucus. The caucus will be conducted online. Voting will be open 24/7 during the week of May 17-23. For more information and to vote during the voting week go to the VaDems School Board Caucus Page
Candidates are Miranda Turner website and Mary Kadera website.

Republican Primary
The Republican Party will hold an “unassembled” state convention on May 8. There will be 37 drive-in sites across the commonwealth where Republicans can cast their ballot. The election will employ rank choice voting where voters indicate their first, second, third choice etc. for each of the 3 statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. Arlington GOP Middle Solution story

General Election Nov 2
On Election Day, all Arlington polling places are open from 6AM to 7PM.

Arlington County Information
Arlington 2021 Voter Guide
Arlington 2021 Elections Webpage

Choun – Karantonis Rematch in County Board Primary

Choun – Karantonis Rematch in County Board Primary
County Board member Takis Karantonis, who is serving a partial term after being elected in a special election last year, will again face Chanda Choun in the Democratic primary. The two previously ran against each other in the the special election to fill the late Erik Gutshall’s seat. The Democratic primary is June 8 with early voting beginning April 23.
Takis Karantonis website
Chanda Choun website

2018 Candidate Essay: Chanda Choun
2020 Candidate Essay: Takis Karantonis
SunGazette Candidate Profile: Chanda Choun

Facing a Third Independent Candidate: Audrey Clement
The winner of the Democratic primary will be facing Audrey Clement, a 17-year resident of Westover, member Arlington’s Transportation Commission, and perennial candidate for School Board and County Board. In the past Clement has received as much as 30% of the vote.
SunGazette Candidate Profile: Audrey Clement
Audrey Clement website