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Trio will share County Board ballot in November

With no last-minute surprises or switcheroos, the Arlington County Board general-election race stands as expected, with three candidates. Independents Adam Theo and Audrey Clement were the lone challengers who made the ballot to take on incumbent Democrat Matt de Ferranti...

Editor’s Notebook: Shakespeare nails it in the 8th District

"Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" would be one way to describe the now concluded 8th District Democratic congressional primary. Except of course that there was no real fury, as contenders Don Beyer and Victoria Virasingh were perfectly cordial...

School Board contender out for second time in single election

It’s one thing for a political candidate to change his or her mind and pull out of a campaign. But doing it twice for the same post in the same year? That doesn’t happen all that often. Yet it has in...

Rep. Beyer cruises to easy renomination victory

Perhaps no surprise on this one: U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) easily won renomination in the June 21 Democratic primary, and heads into what should be – despite headwinds for Democrats – a relatively easy amble to re-election in...

Independent qualifies for 8th District ballot

The race for 8th District U.S. House of Representatives has an independent face in it. Teddy Fikre qualified for the ballot ahead of the June 21 filing deadline, waiting to see which Democrat – incumbent Don Beyer or challenger Victoria...

Editor’s Notebook: The most important local election of 2022 just happened …

... and it took place 2,400 miles away. As if channeling their inner flight attendant, voters of San Francisco said "buh-bye" to radical district attorney Chesa Boudin in a lopsided recall vote, after having earlier ousted some of the nuttier...

Primary gives Democrats a recruiting opportunity

While results of the June 21 8th District congressional primary are most likely a foregone conclusion, they still are likely to provide a way for the party to recruit volunteers for November. Precinct captains for the party currently are on...

Election officials hoping for a straightforward primary day

Arlington election officials are hoping for an easy-peasy primary election on June 21. “Results should come in quickly . . . the only thing that will slow down results will be my ability to type them into the system,” county...

County Democrats endorse School Board contender

The Arlington County Democratic Committee’s membership voted June 1 to endorse School Board candidate Bethany Sutton’s candidacy, giving her all the momentum she probably will need to make quick work of the November general election. “I want nothing more than...

Democrats set vote on School Board endorsement

The Arlington County Democratic Committee on June 1 will decide whether to endorse a candidate for the School Board seat being left vacant by the retirement of Barbara Kanninen. Bethany Sutton ended up being the only candidate to seek the...
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Vienna 180 atop district standings, will play July 4

The long-standing American Legion District 17 all-star baseball game won’t be played the morning of July 4 like so...
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