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ACDC 2018 Officer Filing Forms & Reorganization Rules

At 7:15 pm on January 10, 2018, the Arlington County Democratic Committee (“ACDC”) will convene an Assembled Caucus to reorganize pursuant to Section V.A of its Bylaws. This caucus will be held at the NRECA building at 4301 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, VA. The filing deadline is January 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

ACDC Approves Rules for 2018 School Board Endorsement

On Wednesday, 12/06, Arlington Democrats approved the Rules for the 2018 School Board Endorsement of up to two candidates for Arlington County School Board in the November 6, 2018 election. An “unassembled caucus” will be held on Tuesday, May 15 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Drew Model School and Saturday, May 19 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at Washington-Lee High School. In order to be eligible for endorsement by the participants in the unassembled Caucus, candidates for Arlington County School Board must file a letter of intent to seek the Democratic endorsement with the Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, or his/her designated representative, after January 1, 2018, and before 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Click here to read the Rules for the 2018 School Board Endorsement.

Click here to read the Press Release.

Press Release: Arlington County Elects Democrats by Voting in Record Numbers in Non-Presidential Election

Arlington, VA – November 7, 2017 — Arlington voted in record numbers today for Democratic leadership. At the state level, Arlington helped elect Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring in a statewide sweep. Closer to home, Arlington Democrats elected Erik Gutshall for County Board and Monique O’Grady for School Board. Arlington’s House of Delegates members Mark Levine, Alfonso Lopez, Patrick Hope and Rip Sullivan were also all reelected.

The thousands of volunteer hours Arlington County Democratic Committee, the Virginia Democratic Party, and Arlington’s progressive grassroots organizations spent registering voters, knocking on doors, and making calls sends a strong message endorsing Democratic leadership. Arlingtonians voted in record numbers in person and via absentee voting, demonstrating that they have a clear idea of where Virginia should go – and it’s not the way of Donald Trump and current national policies.

Monique O’Grady said, “This has been a stellar night across Virginia! I am humbled to have earned the trust of Arlington voters and look forward to serving on the School Board and to working with the great leaders in Arlington and the Commonwealth that are sharing a victorious night. Together we can help all our students succeed in our diverse and inclusive community.”

Erik Gutshall, who won the seat being vacated by Jay Fisette, said, “Tonight, we rejoice in the knowledge that the true creed of our nation, ‘liberty and justice for all,’ has prevailed in Virginia as we commit ourselves to form a more perfect union where all Virginians have value and opportunity. I am proud to be a part of this historic ticket and I am focused on the future as we work to keep Arlington affordable, create an economy that works for all, and address the school capacity challenge without leaving any student behind.”

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Sample Ballots – November 7th

If you need help or have problems with voting, call 1-844-482-8683

The Arlington Democrats would like to help you answer two key questions about this election season:

  1. Where do I vote?
  2. What will my ballot look like?

Not sure (1) where you vote?  Click here to look up your polling location.

This handy lookup tool also tells you (under Ballot Information) your House of Delegates district.  If you live in Arlington, your options are House District 45, 47, 48, or 49.  With this information, you can answer (2): what will my ballot look like?

All Democrats should vote for our outstanding statewide candidates, Ralph Northam for Governor, Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Herring for Attorney General. We also should all vote for our phenomenal County Board Candidate Erik Gutshall and School Board Endorsee Monique O’Grady.  In addition, you have the opportunity to re-elect Delegate Mark Levine (45), Patrick Hope (47), Rip Sullivan (48), or Alfonso Lopez (49).

Check out your ballot by selecting your House of Delegates district below:

I Will Vote

Here are a few more reasons to vote Democratic on Tuesday, November 7. We need your vote to #KeepVirginiaBlue. Please visit and Check out the videos below, in English and in Spanish.



GOTV & Election Day Volunteer Schedule

Your One-Stop Shop for Arlington Democratic Volunteer Opportunities on GOTV Weekend and Election Day!

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We need your help! #Turnout2017

Roughly 35-40,000 Arlingtonians who voted in 2016 are unlikely to vote this year. Arlington can be the difference in the critical 2017 governor’s race, but we need your help to turn out the vote.
Arlington Democrats are running a special #Turnout2017 campaign to connect with these hard-to-reach voters. We want them to stand up and vote on November 7. Their votes will make the difference.
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Press Release: ACDC Closes Out Gold Card Season on a High Note

Arlington, VA – October 22, 2017 — Arlington County Democratic Committee wrapped up the last of its Gold Card events, the Golden Gala, with special guests Jim Moran (former U.S. Representative, 8th District) and Rip Sullivan (House of Delegates Representative, 48th District). Also in attendance were a wide array of elected representatives and candidates for the House of Delegates, Erik Gutshall for County Board, and Monique O’Grady for School Board.

In addition to the always delicious food prepared by the famous Kitchen Crew, it was an opportunity to assess how the Democratic message is resonating in anticipation of the major state election on November 7. In his comments, Representative Jim Moran congratulated Arlington for its commitment to Democratic values and made clear that as Democrats “we give power to the powerless,” we are about “truth, justice, and inclusiveness,” and “If you are here, you are part of this community; we need you, we want you, and we value you.”

Kip Malinosky, Chair of the ACDC said, “We in Arlington are working hard to ensure as many citizens as possible vote. The Democratic ticket is united in acting on the values of truth, justice and inclusiveness by creating jobs, raising wages, expanding health care, and protecting the environment. Already we are seeing record absentee-in-person voting turnout for a non-presidential election, we encourage everyone to be a voter and a Democratic voter by or on November 7.”

Read the full release here.

Blue Arlington: An Evening with the Arts – September 22

Please join us for a Silent Auction and Reception to promote the arts in Arlington, and to support Erik Gutshall for Arlington County Board and Monique O’Grady for Arlington School Board. Bid high and often while enjoying live performances from local artists, tasty treats, and great company! Save the date and buy your ticket now for a unique, fun event!

September 22, 7 pm – 10 pm

Lyon Park Community Center
414 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201

Questions? Please email and

Tickets are available here!