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De Ferranti picks up backing of firefighters’ union

He didn’t get it four years ago, but Local 2800 of the International Association of Firefighters has endorsed County Board member Matt de Ferranti’s bid for re-election this time around. De Ferranti “has worked hard to engage with our members...

Independent endorsed by mobility-access advocacy group

Arlington County Board candidate Adam Theo has been endorsed by Sustainable Mobility for Arlington County. “Theo talks the talks, walks the walk and knows his stuff,” the advocacy organization said. “He is passionate, engaged, thoughtful and knowledgeable – would...

Editorial: The choice for Arlington School Board

With the Missing Middle fracas dominating the three-way Arlington County Board race, voters also on Nov. 8 will be choosing a School Board member to replace Barbara Kanninen, who opted not to face the electorate again. School Board races merit...

Editorial: The choice for Arlington County Board

The all-Democratic County Board is hearing from its mostly Democratic constituents, many of whom are (a) not happy in the least about the Missing Middle zoning changes that are about to be shoved down the community’s throat and (b)...

Editorial: Neither side seals the deal in 53rd District

Last week, we promised a decision on the 53rd House of Delegates race between incumbent Democrat Marcus Simon and Republican challenger Sarah White, who has picked up more traction than usual for a Republican in the local area. We’ve looked...

Endorsements: Arlington House of Delegates races

Redistricting might change things by 2023, but for now, Arlington is carved into four House of Delegates districts. So let’s not dawdle but get right to it, endorsement-wise. 48th House District: This one should not be a surprise to some,...

Endorsements: Fairfax House of Delegates races

Two weeks ago, we endorsed Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) for a new term in the House of Delegates, noting he was the only one among the House delegation covered by the Sun Gazette deserving support without reservations. (We say this...

Republicans eschew endorsement of independents for Co. Board

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which already has its hands full attempting to maximize the local vote for the statewide GOP ticket, decided that getting involved in County Board politics might be too much for its plate. The GOP rank-and-file...

Endorsement: Sullivan in 48th House District

As we note on occasion on this page, we’ve been around long enough, when it comes to politicians, to have watched ’em come and watched ’em go. Some impress, some repel, most fall somewhere in the middle. When it comes...

Endorsement: Karantonis for Arlington County Board

There are portions of the policy platforms of the three independents running against Democrat Takis Karantonis for County Board this fall that are appealing and show the challengers understand the issues: • Audrey Clement is correct that the local government’s...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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