Election Resources

November 8, 2016
General and Special Election.
County Board candidates Libby Garvey (D) and Audrey Clement (I)

Arlington County election information

Libby Garvey


Audrey Clement


These candidates, as well as school board and congressional 8th district candidates participated in a recent forum hosted by the Arlington Civic Federation.
You can watch the recording on youtube.

Highlights from recent articles about the candidates:

Libby Garvey:

Democrat, age 65

Profession:  property manager, served for a long time on the school board

Supports education and economic development, public safety, & infrastructure.

Pushed for workshop meetings to be webcast & wants to “find more ways for people to participate.”

Supports increased space for school enrollment

Supports changes on 66 & 395

Supports single family homeowners renting out part of their house

Supports Bus Rapid Transit along Columbia Pike and into Crystal City & more services between North and South Arlington

Wants to raise and possibly double board members’ pay from $55K to $110K per year

Denounced the Columbia Pike Street Car and was instrumental in reducing the budget for the Long Bridge Park Aquatic Center

Quotes:  “You can’t stop change, you can only manage it, and if we work well with developers, this county will be in a good place.”

Audrey Clement: 

Previous Green Party, now Independent age 67

Profession:  federal government analyst, bikes to work

Supports: fiscal responsibility, preservation of parks, greenspace and affordable housing, renewable energy, more recycling and local tax abatem­­­­­ent

Is worried about the pace of “hyper-development” and impact of development on streets, schools & green space such as the increased density approved at the Wilson school site where the densely developed neighborhood will lose scarce park and recreation space & Rosslyn Plaza development impacts.

Wants a moratorium on “smart growth which is a euphemism for gentrification”

Skeptical of the Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola

Supports tax cuts for residents and business to stop the “exodus of federal agencies” from Arlington

Supports creating a housing authority  and would support using eminent domain to stop the sale and destruction of privately owned affordable housing

Believes the County Board needs to review the School Board budget more closely, not rubber stamp it

Supports on-site renewable energy installed throughout the county & electric vehicles charged by renewable energy sources.

Will seek “fiscal impact analysis of every major site plan development” to assure it benefits the County and its impacts are adequately addressed.

Quotes:  “When you have one-party rule for so long, it is very easy to dismiss community sentiment. ” “Arlington elected officials are mere rubber-stamps for the development community”      “I will place meeting the needs of all Arlington residents first and the wants of wealthy special interests last on my agenda when elected to County Board”


ArlNow, August 2, 2016

Inside Nova, Sept 9, 2016, by Scott McCaffrey

The Connection, October 5, 2016, by Vernon Miles

The Washington Post, October 21, 2016, by Patricia Sullivan

Candidate press releases

Aurora Highlands Civic Association
Officer Elections

Wednesday. November 9, 2016 at 7pm.
Aurora Hills Community Center/Library.

Please make sure to contribute your annual dues in advance or you can pay at the meeting.
Annual dues are $20.00 per household. You can pay on Paypal on the AHCA website.

The candidates were nominated at the October meeting and are running unopposed:

  1. Natasha Atkins for President
  2. Rob Sidman for Vice President
  3. Scott Miles for Second Vice President
  4. Heather Spence for Corresponding Secretary
  5. Maureen Quinn for Recording Secretary
  6. Galo Valarezo for Treasurer

If you’d like to volunteer for a committee or other activities, please see some of the opportunities on the AHCA website.

2016 Democratic Primary Election for County Board.

Candidates Libby Garvey and Erik Gutshall’s responses to Arlington Parks Coalition’s invitation and questionnaire regarding Arlington’s parks.

Candidate Responses 5-26-2016  (Original PDF format document)