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Final School Board tally: Democrat 77.9%, independent 19.3%

Mary Kadera, the Democratic endorsee for the School Board seat being vacated by Monique O’Grady, won a lopsided election victory over independent Major Mike Webb. According to complete results as of Nov. 5, Kadera – a first-time candidate – won...

Democratic ticket goes 54-for-54 in Arlington precincts

It may not be much consolation, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s bid for governor performed well in Arlington, winning all 54 of the county's precincts. According to complete but still unofficial election results reported Nov. 5, McAuliffe won 76.6 percent of...

Vienna officials set hearing on legislative package, election-date change

Vienna Town Council members on Nov. 1 set a pair of Nov. 15 public hearings to discuss the town’s 2022 legislative agenda for the General Assembly and possible town-charter changes to the Council’s election cycle. The latter hearing is necessary...

Youngkin win means (eventual) change on Electoral Board

The Democratic Party’s eight-year hold on the Governor’s Mansion is coming to an end, and with it the service of more than 100 Electoral Board members statewide. In Arlington, that transition will occur late next year. Under state law, all of...

Democrats pick up pieces, aim to move forward

After pausing briefly to acknowledge the carnage of Nov. 2, the Arlington County Democratic Committee a day later shoved the pedal to the metal in an effort to put the statewide election debacle behind them and focus on the...

Editor’s Notebook: Random election jottings

Let's start off the day with something nice: Giving credit where credit is due for an adult response to the events of the week. The Democratic caucus of the Virginia State Senate yesterday put out a respectful, decent statement congratulating...

UPDATED: Incumbents victorious as House of Delegates hangs in balance

Local Democratic members of the House of Delegates won comfortable victories Nov. 2, even as Virginia voters appear to have selected Republicans for the top statewide offices.  All 100 House of Delegates seats were up for grab this November, as...

Arlington Democrats tonight will dissect results of a tough election

They'd hoped for a better outcome last night, but members of the Arlington County Democratic Committee this evening will lick their wounds, dissect what went wrong statewide and focus on the future. The party's monthly rank-and-file meeting will be held...

Challengers split 40% as Karantonis cruises to new term

In a race that most likely was over before it began, Democrat Takis Karantonis won an easy victory to continue his County Board service for four more years. Karantonis, who was elected to the County Board in a mid-2020 special...

Arlington voters give OK to bond package

Arlington voters gave lopsided victories to a downscaled, off-the-usual-cycle package of four bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot. All four passed easily: ** A $38.7 million bond for transportation and Metro received 79.4 percent of the vote. ** A $23 million...
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Memoirist goes back to his roots with Icelandic tales

Icelanders prize boldness, adventure and self-improvement through working in faraway lands. They call timid souls who never stray far...
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