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Mary Kadera

School Board member expresses regret over pro-caucus remarks

When the Arlington County Democratic Committee in early February debated whether to retain the organization’s nominating caucus for School Board seats, Mary Kadera was among those enthusiastically supporting its retention. Kadera acknowledged the process had its faults and needed reforms....

Editor’s Notebook: You’re on your own, daddy-o!

We had coverage a few days ago of a bill patroned by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Still My Senator Until Redistricting Kicks In or I Finally Relocate!) that would remove from the Code of Virginia a provision that adult children...

Editor’s Notebook: Hard to noodle this one through

She’s been in office a few weeks now, but I’m still considering Arlington School Board member Mary Kadera something of a riddle wrapped up in an enigma (wrapped up in a COVID mask). Consider last Thursday’s board meeting. One of the...

If school sports stay canceled, should county rec programs be, too?

Arlington’s newest School Board member opened her tenure by intimating that, if the county school system’s ban on athletics and extracurricular activities is extended past its current Jan. 14 deadline or resurrected later, the county government should follow suit...

Editor’s Notebook: One must learn to swim in one’s own lane

One of the biggest challenges for those new to positions of authority in the public arena is to constantly remember that people – all kinds of people – are watching your actions. That includes li’l Scotty, who is always ready...

Editorial: Kadera commits unforced error even before her election

In the week before the election, when most political savants had divined the way the wind was blowing, the Democratic endorsee for Arlington School Board – Mary Kadera – thought it a good idea to send out a social-media...

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...

Editor’s Notebook: Circling back on Clement v. The Post

This past weekend, having some time and brain cells to kill, I scrolled through the more than 200 responses online to The Washington Post’s earlier skewering of Arlington County Board candidate Audrey Clement, who along with fellow independents Mike...

Editor’s Notebook: Close-close-close? We’ll see-see-see!

Interesting that so many political pundits, prognosticators and prognosticatrixes (“prognosticatrices”?) are telling us the Virginia gubernatorial race is going to be close-close-close. And it may well be. But it seems all they’re basing such a prediction on is the polls...

Republicans pass on School Board endorsement

“Thanks, but no thanks” was the message from the Arlington County Republican Committee to the two School Board candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot. In one of the less surprising moments of the 2021 campaign season, Republicans on Oct. 7...
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Arlington football teams combine for 17 wins

The four varsity high-school football teams in Arlington this fall combined for a final overall record of 17-27. The Yorktown...
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