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Local Officials

The Arlington County Board is a five-member body elected at large by the voters of Arlington. It is the sole legislative body in the county and is responsible for all county services including real estate taxes, issuing building permits and funding local schools.

The Arlington School Board is a five-member body that is responsible for governance of Arlington County Public Schools. It deals with any school-related matters such as class size, teacher pay and constructing new facilities. The School Board does not have the authority to impose or collect taxes.

Both School Board and County Board Members County Board serve four-year terms and face re-election in staggered intervals. However, School Board Members run in non-partisan elections.

Arlington's five Constitutional Officers are The Treasurer, The Commissioner of Revenue, The Commonwealth's Attorney, The Sheriff and The Clerk of Courts. They are responsible for a wide range of duties, from collecting taxes to prosecuting felons to keeping land records and many more. All constitutional officers except for the Clerk of Courts serve four-year terms and run for reelection simultaneously. The Clerk of Courts serves an eight-year term.

Walter Tejada

County Board Chairman

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 2003

Term Expires: 2011

Age: 51

Born in: San Salvador, El Salvador

Family: Wife (Robin Liten-Tejada)

Phone: 703-228-3130

E-mail: wtejada@arlingtonva.us

Barbara Favola

County Board Vice-Chair

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 1996

Term Expires: 2008

Age: 53

Born in: New London, Conn.

Family: Husband (Douglas Weik) & son

Occupation: government relations, Marymount University

Phone: 703-228-3130

E-mail: bfavola@arlingtonva.us

Mary Hynes

County Board Member

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 2007

Term Expires: 2011

Age: 53

Born in: Amex, Iowa

Family: Husband (Patrick), four daughters and son

Occupation: Pre-school teacher

Phone: 703-228-3130

E-mail: mhynes@arlingtonva.us

Chris Zimmerman

County Board Member

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 1996

Term Expires: 2010

Age: 49

Born in: New York, N.Y.

Family: Wife (Mary Beth), two daughters & son

Occupation: Economist

Phone: 703-228-3130

E-mail: czimmerman@arlingtonva.us

Jay Fisette

County Board Member

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 1997

Term Expires: 2009

Age: 52

Born in: New York, N.Y.

Family: Partner (Bob Rosen)

Occupation: Consultant

Phone: 703-228-3130

E-mail: jfisette@arlingtonva.us

Ed Fendley

School Board Chairman

Party: Independent

First Elected: 2005

Term Expires: 2009

Age: 43

Born in: Trenton, N.J.

Family: Wife (Joyce) & four children

Occupation: Department of State

Phone: 703-228-6015

E-mail: schoolbd@arlington.k12.va.us

Sally Baird

School Board Vice-Chair

Party: Independent

First Elected: 2006

Term Expires: 2010

Age: 43

Born in: Akron, Ohio

Family: Partner (Karen Foster), two sons

Occupation: VP of Production Operations, Tax Analysts

Phone: 703-228-6015

E-mail: schoolbd@arlington.k12.va.us

Libby Garvey

School Board Member

Party: Independent

First Elected: 1996

Term Expires: 2008

Age: 57

Born in: Cambridge, Mass.

Family: Husband (Kennan), two daughters, one grandson

Occupation: Retired

Phone: 703-228-6015

E-mail: schoolbd@arlington.k12.va.us

Frank Wilson

School Board Member

Party: Independent

First Elected: 1996

Term Expires: 2008

Age: 74

Born in: Granville County, N.C.

Family: Wife (Bessie), two sons, one daughter

Occupation: Retired

Phone: 703-228-6015

E-mail: schoolbd@arlington.k12.va.us

Abby Raphael

School Board Member

Party: Independent

First Elected: 2007

Term Expires: 2011

Age: 46

Born in: Norwalk, Ct.

Family: Husband (Stuart) and two daughters

Phone: 703-228-6015

E-mail: schoolbd@arlington.k12.va.us

Frank O'Leary

Treasurer

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 1983

Term Expires: 2011

Age: 65

Born in: Flushing, N.Y.

Family: Wife (Linda), son, one daughter, one granddaughter

Phone: 703-228-7436

E-mail: foleary@arlingtonva.us

Ingrid Morroy

Commissioner Of Revenue

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 2003

Term Expires: 2011

Age: 57

Born in: Paramaribo, Suriname

Family: Husband (Jerry Botland)

Phone: 703-228-3033

E-mail: revenue@arlingtonva.us

Richard Trodden

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 1995

Term Expires: 2011

Age: 61

Born in: Arlington

Family: Wife (Nora) & one daughter

Phone: 703-228-4410

E-mail: None

Paul Ferguson

Clerk Of Courts

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 2007

Term Expires: 2015

Age: 43

Born in: Arlington

Family: Wife (Karen Keyes), two sons

Occupation: Attorney

Phone: 703-228-3130

E-mail: pferguson@arlingtonva.us

Beth Arthur

Sheriff

Party: Democrat

First Elected: 1999

Term Expires: 2011

Age: 48

Born in: Lynchburg, Va.

Family: Husband (Joel Lovelace), sons

Phone: 703-228-4460

E-mail: sheriff@arlingtonva.us