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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...

Fund-raising for Arlington board race is not breaking bank

How anemic has been the fund-raising for the Arlington County Board race recently? So anemic, it might make one yearn for the days when cash-showering George Soros-backed political-action committees jumped in the fray to liven things up. (Just a little humor...

Editor’s Notebook: Normal(ish) times slowly on comeback

A couple of random notes from recent coverage suggest that we appear to be seeing some semblance of normalcy on the horizon, even in skittish Northern Virginia: The Fairfax County government has reopened a number of its senior centers, and...

Data: Karantonis goes 54-for-54 in precinct victories

Arlington County Board member Takis Karantonis won all 54 Arlington precincts in the June 8 primary, but challenger Chanda Choun came close in a number of them. While winning 32.7 percent of the overall vote, Choun scored more than 40...

Civic leader to take case directly to the public

It’ll be an uphill battle, but Michael Cantwell is devising a strategy to outflank the institutional advantages of the Democratic Party in Arlington and win a County Board seat. That plan? To “really focus on neighborhoods, rather than special interests,”...

Arlington County Board field set at 4

It will be a field of four for Arlington County Board in the Nov. 2 election, with Democratic incumbent Takis Karantonis being challenged by a trio of independents. Audrey Clement, Mike Cantwell and Adam Theo qualified for the ballot by...

Karantonis headed to victory in Democratic primary

Incumbent Arlington County Board member Takis Karantonis was headed to victory in the Democratic primary, fending off a challenge from Chanda Choun. He will move on to the Nov. 2 general election. Karantonis was elected last July in a special election...

Endorsement: Karantonis for Arlington County Board

In one sense, the selection of County Board members in Arlington these days is of less importance than in times gone by. For more than a decade (closing in on two), elected officials largely have deferred to staff rather...

Candidates press for new look at performing-arts spaces

Critics who long have argued that the Arlington County government talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk when it comes to support for the performing arts need only look to October 2017 for what they might consider definitive...

Housing advocacy group releases candidate Q&A

The Alliance for Housing Solutions has posted Q&A sessions with the two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Arlington County Board. Incumbent Takis Karantonis and challenger Chanda Choun answered questions on a range of housing issues. To see their remarks,...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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