January 9th, 2014
On Wednesday evening, the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) elected its officers for the 2014-2015 term. The Committee elected Kip Malinosky to be its new Chair, and it elected Stacey Whyte as Deputy Chair.
Kip Malinosky is a middle school Civics teacher and has taken an active role in the Arlington community since 2004. He has taught volunteer citizenship classes since 2005. Kip got involved with the Arlington Democrats that same year and has served as Precinct Captain, Area Chair, Chair of Precinct Operations and Joint Campaign Co-Chair. In 2012, he was elected as an 8th District Delegate to the National Democratic Convention.
“It is a distinct honor, important responsibility, and exciting opportunity to be the new Chair of the Arlington Democrats. Our party will continue its commitment to Democratic values, openness and winning elections.”
Outgoing chair Mike Lieberman praised the new leadership, saying “With the election tonight, the Arlington Democrats have reaffirmed their commitment to outstanding leadership, and I have every confidence Kip and his team will lead our Democratic Committee to great successes this year and in the years to come.”
The monthly ACDC meeting also featured the first of four scheduled debates for the Democratic candidates to fill the County Board seat being vacated in January by the resignation of Chris Zimmerman.
In addition to Chair and Deputy Chair, the Committee elected a slate of officers and 79 Precinct Captains. The officers selected to lead ACDC for 2014-2015 are as follows:
Precinct Operations Chair
Press and Public Relations Chair
Jessica Schwartz Hahn
Outreach and Visibility Co-Chairs