Correction, 11-06-2013, 9:50am: Mr. Fisette captured 66.3% of the vote. 11-06-2013 11:41 a.m.:Yes vote for Housing Authority was 30.71%.
- Garners 66.3% of vote
- Voter turnout of 49.34%
- Voters defeat referendum to activate Housing Authority
ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington County Board Vice Chairman Jay Fisette was re-elected to a fifth term on Tuesday, November 5, capturing 66.3% of the vote. Fisette will be sworn in at a public ceremony at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17.
James Lander, who ran unopposed for the Arlington Public Schools Board, was re-elected with 96% of the vote. to view unofficial election results for Arlington County, visit the Virginia.gov website.
For the fourth time since the 1950s, Arlington County voters rejected a housing authority referendum. Asked whether the County should activate a public housing authority, 69.2% of voters said no, and 30.71% said yes.
“We saw an unusually high turnout for a gubernatorial election,” said County Registrar of Voters Linda Lindberg. “The unofficial turnout figures show a reversal of a downward trend for gubernatorial elections that we had seen in recent years.” Lindberg said there were no significant problems at the polls, and voting went smoothly throughout the day.
About Jay Fisette
Jay Fisette has lived in Arlington since 1983. He was first elected to the County Board in 1997 and served as chairman in 2001, 2005 and 2010. As chairman, he oversaw the County's response to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon in September, 2001.
Mr. Fisette has championed environmental issues on the County Board and launched the County's initiative in 2010 to develop a Community Energy Plan designed to ensure Arlington's sustainability and competiveness. In 2012, together with then Vice Chairman J. Walter Tejada, Mr. Fisette introduced an Urban Agriculture initiative. He and his husband Bob Rosen, have owned a home in Ashton Heights since 1987. To learn more about Mr. Fisette, visit the County website.