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Arlington Democrats Announce Endorsement Process for the Open School Board Seat in the November 2022 Election


CONTACT: Izzie Tavras, pr@arldemsold.local

Friday, April 8, 2022 (Arlington, VA)—The Arlington County Democratic Committee (“Arlington Democrats”) approved final rules for the School Board Endorsement Process at the general membership meeting held Wednesday, April 6th at the Lubber Run Community Center. The endorsement process will determine the Democratic endorsee for the Arlington County School Board seat on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

The filing period for candidates is now open. The deadline to file is April 27, 2022 at 7:00pm. Candidates are directed to the Arlington Democrats’ website for filing information.

If more than one candidate seeks the endorsement, a four-day voting process to determine who will receive the party’s endorsement will be held on: Saturday, June 4 at Lubber Run Community Center from 9:00am to 4:00pm; Sunday, June 5 at Drew Elementary School from 9:00am to 5:00pm; Tuesday, June 7 at Campbell Elementary School from 7:00pm to 9:00pm; and Saturday, June 11 at Washington-Liberty High School from 10:00am to 6:00pm. All registered voters in Arlington County who are Democrats are eligible to vote.

Chair Steve Baker said, “We incorporated a lot of community feedback, adding more voting dates with a broad community outreach effort to make the process more inclusive and equitable. We want the best process possible and the County Committee will continue to invite feedback and assess alternatives.”

The seat up for election is currently held by Dr. Barbara Kanninen, who has served on the board since 2015. She is currently serving as the board’s chair. In January, Dr. Kanninen announced she will not be seeking re-election.


April 27: Deadline to file as a candidate seeking endorsement from the Arlington County Democratic Committee.

June 4, 5, 7, and 11: Arlington Democrats’ School Board Endorsement Process

Saturday, June 4 — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lubber Run Community Center (300 N Park Dr, Arlington, VA 22203)

Sunday, June 5 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Drew Elementary School (3500 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22206)

Tuesday, June 7 — 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Campbell Elementary School (737 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204)

Saturday, June 11 — 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Washington-Liberty High School (1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201)

November 8: General Election

January 1, 2023: The winning candidate’s term commences.

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