Arlington County voters today elected Christian E. Dorsey and Kate A. “Katie” Cristol to Arlington County Board in the General Election. According to unofficial election results, with 100 percent of the votes cast in the County’s 53 precincts counted, Christian Dorsey captured 35.71%, or 23,987 votes, and Katie Cristol captured 34.41%, or 23,116 votes. Some 36,896 votes were cast, a 27% voter turnout.
To the view all unofficial election results for Arlington County, visit vote.arlingtonva.us. The election results will be certified later this week.
“Once again, Arlington’s election went very smoothly. We have great poll workers who facilitated voting for our residents,” said General Registrar Linda Lindberg. “We had just a few minor issues as both poll workers and voters get used to our new paper-based voting system, but we’ll work these out. Our polling place hosts, and staff from Arlington Public Schools and County facilities all worked together to make this a successful election day.”
The two new Board members will serve four-year terms on the five-member Arlington County Board. They will replace long-serving Board members Mary Hughes Hynes and J. Walter Tejada, who are retiring from office. The two new members will be sworn in prior to the Board’s traditional January Organizational Meeting, and will serve with Board Members Jay Fisette, John Vihstadt and Libby Garvey.
Reid S. Goldstein garnered 78.41% of the votes cast, or 24,741 votes, to win election to the Arlington Public Schools Board.
Arlington’s constitutional officers all ran unopposed and were re-elected. They are: Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Arlington and the City of Falls Church, Beth Arthur, Arlington County Sheriff, Ingrid Morroy, Commissioner of Revenue, Theophani (Theo) Stamos, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, and County Treasurer Carla de la Pava.
State Senators Adam P. Ebbin (D-30th), Barbara A. Favola (D-31st) and Janet Howell (D-32nd) won re-election. Mark H. Levine (D-45th won election and, Patrick A. Hope (D-48th), R.C. “Rip” Sullivan, Jr. (D-48th) and Alfonso Lopez (D-49th), won re-election to the House of Delegates.
About the newly elected County Board Members
Christian Dorsey, an Arlington resident for more than 20 years, works at the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children and live in the Columbia Forest neighborhood. Katie Cristol, an education consultant, lives in the Columbia Pike neighborhood. Both Dorsey and Cristol have been active as volunteers and commission members in Arlington.
About the Arlington County Board
The five-member County Board is Arlington’s governing body and is vested with its legislative powers.
Elected at-large, Board members serve staggered four-year terms and include an annually rotating chair, who is the official County head and presides over Board meetings, and a vice chair, both of whom are elected at the annual January Organizational Meeting.