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Q&A with Chris Burk, ArlDems Volunteer Building Ambassador of the Month

Do you live in a multi-unit building in Arlington? You can sign up to be a building ambassador too!

Q: Why do you volunteer for Arlington Dems?

A:  I like to be politically involved in my community. I'm glad to do my part to help move our county, our commonwealth, and our country forward. Our proximity to the District and our pivotal role in the Virginia political scene allow Arlington Dems have an impact. I've also made new friends & been able to learn more about my local community. 

Q: What do you do for a living? Do you have any hobbies?

A: I currently serve as a legislative staffer for Rep. Bill Keating of Massachusetts, with a portfolio centered on energy, environment, and natural resource issues. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and enjoying our amazing array of local restaurants and live music venues.

Q: What do you like about where you live?

A: My wife and I have lived in Ballston Place in the Virginia Square area for just over five years. The neighborhood is so walkable & pleasant, especially in the summer.

Q: How did you register your neighbors to vote? Have you done anything else as an ambassador?

A: I have registered voters in my building over the last three years by holding events in the lobby, posting fliers in common areas & elevators, and sharing registration and polling place information in a building-specific social media group. I've also volunteered for canvassing activities, fundraising events, and political marches in the Arlington area and beyond. 

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