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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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Vote Tuesday

Polls will be open in Arlington on Tuesday, Nov 3 from 6am to 7pm. Need to figure out where you vote and who’s on your ballot? Use the tool below. And be sure to check out our awesome Democratic candidates in Arlington here:



Report From Chairman Kip Malinosky

An Election to Protect Arlington’s Middle Class

Electing Democrats Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey to the County Board is critical to protecting the middle class in Arlington. After several debates and months of campaigning, this is the clear question in this election: will Arlington support two candidates committed to helping expand our schools, revitalize small businesses and make Arlington more affordable or will we support candidates who want to slash county services, cut funding from schools, and do nothing about affordable living in Arlington? Let’s examine these issues in detail.

Cristol and Dorsey are committed to continuing excellence in Arlington’s public schools. They know that at a time of expanding student enrollment we must not have stagnant or declining revenue for our schools. We need to build new schools and renovate some of our existing schools. Excellent schools are not free. Audrey Clement and Mike McMenamin, the independents running for County Board do not share this view. Clement wants to see sharp cuts in funding, at one point calling for a $5,000 cut per student, and McMenamin made clear at the Arlington Forest debate he wants to save money by reducing school funding. Clement suggested that we should be open to increasing class sizes. Arlington students and families deserve better.

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Get your Gold Card Today!

Your Gold Card directly funds our Joint Campaign efforts and grants you entry to three great events:

Labor Day Chili Cook-off
***LOCATION CHANGE due to renovations at Lyon Park
Monday, September 7, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
On Labor Day, join us at Barcroft Community House (800 S Buchanan St). Sample chili from a dozen or more Arlington Democratic kitchens. Help us choose the Best Democratic Chili in Arlington and support Democratic candidates to boot!

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ACDC Approves Rules for 2016 School Board Endorsement

On Wednesday, 08/05, Arlington Democrats approved the Rules for the 2016 School Board Endorsement of up to two candidates for Arlington County School Board in the November 8, 2016 election. An “unassembled caucus” will be held on Thursday, May 19 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Drew Model School and Saturday, May 21 (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, 2016, and before 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Click here to read the Rules for the 2016 School Board Endorsement.


Report From Chairman Kip Malinosky

Excellent Schools for Arlington

Arlington has outstanding public schools. Last year Arlington Public Schools won an award for excellence in performance as a system. Six Arlington schools were recognized with the 2015 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence. And just weeks ago W-L High School students scored significantly higher than their the peers on the rigorous International Baccalaureate exams. This record of success was the result of thoughtful and consistent investments by the School Board and County Board in great schools and teachers.

Reid Goldstein, the winner of ACDC’s endorsement in May, is the best candidate for School Board to carry on this legacy. He has been involved with the schools for more than 20 years serving on PTAs, commissions and advisory councils. Reid, as a member of the Exemplary Project committee, successfully recommended that Thomas Jefferson middle school adopt International Baccalaureate, helping raise student achievement and focus on 21st century skills. He has been recognized by APS as the “Honored Citizen Award in 2011.”

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Cristol, Dorsey win Dem Primary for County Board

Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey have won the Democratic Party primary, becoming the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s (ACDC) nominees for the November election for Arlington County Board.

Katie Cristol won 4,476 (22.5%) of the 19,932 votes cast for County Board candidates, and Christian Dorsey won 4,420 (22.2%). Votes cast for other candidates were: Peter Fallon, 4,007 (20.1%); Andrew Schneider, 3,536 (17.7%); James Lander; 2,806 (14%); and Bruce Wiljanen 687 (3.4%). The total number of voters was 10,857; voters could vote for two candidates.

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Democratic Primary – Tuesday June 9th

Today Tuesday June 9th, Arlington voters will choose two candidates to run as Democrats for the Arlington County Board in November. Some Arlington residents will also have the chance to vote for the Democratic nominee for the 45th House of Delegates District. (Do I live in the 45th?) Voting will be at your normal polling location. The polls are open from 6am to 7pm.

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