Update, 04-09-2014, 3:08 p.m. — Mr. Vihstadt will be sworn in at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA. The public is invited to the swearing-in ceremony and it will be broadcast live on ATV (Arlington TV, Comcast 25 / Verizon 40); you can also watch the live stream online.
- Elected with 57% of vote
- Will fill seat vacated by Zimmerman
- Term ends Dec. 31, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington County voters elected John E. Vihstadt to the Arlington County Board in a special election. According to unofficial election results, Mr. Vihstadt captured 56.99% of the vote, with 22,209 votes cast. To view all unofficial election results for Arlington County, visit the Virginia.gov website. The election results will be certified later this week.
“We had a very smooth election day with no issues, thanks to our poll workers who put in a long day,” said General Registrar Linda Lindberg. “We'd also like to thank our election partners, including our polling place hosts, and staff from Arlington Public Schools and County facilities.”
The special election was held to fill the County Board Member seat that was vacated when Christopher Zimmerman stepped down February 10. Mr. Vihstadt will fill this seat until the remainder of the term, which will end Dec. 31, 2014, and can run for re-election at the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Mr. Vihstadt's swearing-in ceremony has not yet been scheduled.
John Vihstadt is a partner with Krooth & Altman, LLP; he has lived in Arlington since 1981. He has served on a number of County advisory groups and commissions and is a longtime active delegate to the Arlington County Civic Federation. Mr. Vihstadt has also been active with Arlington Public Schools and the PTA; the Arlington Schools Board recognized him for his years of service by bestowing its Honored Citizen award in 2008. He holds a B.A. degree and J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.