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County Board Debate – NEW LOCATION

On Wednesday, May 4th as part of its regular meeting, ACDC will host a debate between County Board primary candidates Libby Garvey (incumbent) and Erik Gutshall.

This event has been moved to a new location. It will now be held at
Founders Hall Auditorium
George Mason University – Arlington Campus
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201


ACDC Blue Victory Dinner, April 16

Join the Arlington County Democratic Committee at the Westin Arlington Gateway for our revamped Blue Victory Dinner on Saturday, April 16th! This year’s premier event will feature guest speakers Congressman Don Beyer and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam! We will also recognize the hard work of our volunteers over the past year and get ready for a Blue Victory in 2016!

The VIP reception starts at 6pm, with dinner to be served at 7pm. Our dinner this year will consist of a duo plate of beef short ribs and pan-seared fish.

Get your tickets here:

The Westin Arlington Gateway is located at 801 N Glebe St., Arlington, VA 22203.

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Register to Vote!

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  2. Register a friend or family member
  3. Connect us with an interested HS Senior
  4. ID a potential building or business
  5. Just let Josh Katcher know you want to help




Arlington Democratic Turnout Map

Primary Voting Analysis Maps

Explore voter turnout by party and candidate in Arlington. How did Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders do in your precinct? What happened with Republicans in Arlington? Find out the answers to these questions and more with these maps.


Arlington Democratic Convention

Following the March 1, 2016 primary, the next step toward the DNC convention in Philadelphia, PA, is a caucus in Arlington to select our 70 delegates and 17 alternates to the 8th District Convention (May 14, 2016 in Fairfax) and the Virginia State Democratic Convention ( June 18, 2016 in Richmond). To become a delegate or alternate, you must fill out and submit the attached filing form to ACDC Secretary Charley Conrad. The form must be received by no later than 5:00pm on April 11, 2016.

Click to view:
Complete Rules | Call to Caucus | Filing Form


VA Primary Results

Virginia Democrats have now had their say and we congratulate Hillary Clinton on her victory in today’s primary! And we thank Bernie Sanders as well for continuing to run a strong, issue-focused campaign.

As Democrats, we can be extremely proud of our candidates. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are shining a spotlight on the issues that really matter—issues like income inequality, climate change, health care, and education. And they are offering positive ideas to help keep our country moving forward. Their inclusive, welcoming vision for America inspires us all to be the best we can be. With strong candidates like these we can’t help but be excited for November!

But Virginians also voted overwhelmingly today for Donald Trump and he is well on his way to winning the Republican nomination for president. With his victories tonight, Donald Trump is increasingly likely to be the GOP nominee.

To that we say, game on! The contrast between our progressive candidates and Mr. Trump could not be clearer. His views are far outside the mainstream of American politics. While our candidates appeal to our best hopes and dreams, Mr. Trump appeals to America’s baser fears. With a message consistent with America’s real values, our Democratic candidates are generating excitement without resorting to insults, dirty tricks, fear tactics, or reality TV-style sensationalism.

Over the next six months, we will have our work cut out for us. We cannot take this election for granted. We are going to fight for every vote. But we know this: Whether our standard bearer is Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, we are ready to win in November! Tonight, it feels good to be a Democrat!


Presidential Primary, March 1

The Presidential Democratic Primary will be held Tuesday, March 1st. Voting will occur at your normal polling location.

Are you ready to vote? Here is what you need to vote on Tuesday:

Additional voter info can be found here.


Presidential Primary Voter Registration Deadline – 2/8

Are you registered to vote? The last day to register for Virginia’s March 1st Presidential Primary is February 8th.

With the deadline for March 1st voting only days away, we want to make sure that every single Virginia Democrat casts a ballot on Super Tuesday.

Ready to register? Click here to begin your application, and be ready to vote on Super Tuesday!


Arlington Democrats Reorganization

At 7:15 pm on January 6, 2016, 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 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Click for the following:
Rules for the Reorganization
ACDC Officer Filing Form
ACDC Precinct Captain Filing Form


Democrats Sweep Election in Arlington

Cristol and Dorsey Elected to County Board, Goldstein to School Board

Arlington, VA – The Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) is pleased to announce that Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey have been elected to the Arlington County Board and Reid Goldstein has been elected to the Arlington School Board.

In contested elections, Christian Dorsey received 36% of the votes for County Board, and Katie Cristol received 34%. Reid Goldstein received 78% of the votes for School Board.

Democrats also were elected to the Virginia State Senate — Adam Ebbin, District 30, Barbara Favola, District 31; and Janet Howell, District 32 — the Virginia House of Delegates — Mark Levine, District 45; Patrick Hope, District 47; Rip Sullivan, District 48; and Alfonso Lopez, District 49 — and to the Arlington County Constitutional Officer positions — Carla de la Pava, Treasurer; Ingrid Morroy, Commissioner of Revenue; Beth Arthur, Sheriff; Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Court; and Theo Stamos, Commonwealth’s Attorney.

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