Editorial: Voting, June 9

Editorial: Voting, June 9

No, not for Hillary or Jeb or Carly. Locally, June 9, 2015 is an Election Day that counts.

To listen to the national news, one would think that the next Presidential election is in November. But no. That’s November 2016.

In the meantime, every year is an Election year in Virginia, and in 2015, virtually every state and local office is on the ballot.

In heavily Democratic districts (or any district that is solidly one party or the other), any real competition comes in the primary.

That’s June 9 in Arlington.

Voters will choose two from a list of six Democrats seeking to be on the ballot in November for Arlington County Board. This is a primary opportunity for choice in Arlington.

Five Democrats are on the ballot on June 9 for House of Delegates District 45, to replace Del. Rob Krupicka who is stepping down.

If you live in one of the affected districts, you will vote on June 9 at your usual polling place. Be sure to bring photo identification.

IN ARLINGTON, the General Election on Nov. 3. will include Virginia Senate (30th, 31st, and 32nd Districts), Virginia House of Delegates (45th, 47th, 48th, and 49th Districts), County Constitutional Offices (Clerk of Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, and Treasurer), County Board (two seats), and School Board.

In Arlington, staggered terms on the County Board and School Board mean that there are two seats on the County Board and one on School Board up for election.

On the Ballot, June 9,

Democratic Primary, Arlington

MORE ON ARLINGTON VOTING: https://vote.arlingtonva.us/elections/


With County Board members Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada not seeking reelection, six Democrats are on the primary ballot; voters will choose two.

  • Katie Cristol, www.katiecristol.com

  • Christian Dorsey, http://www.christiandorsey.org/

  • Peter Fallon, http://fallonforcountyboard.org/

  • James Lander, http://www.jameslander.org/

  • Andrew Schneider, http://andrewforarlington.com/

  • Bruce Wiljanen, https://www.facebook.com/bruce.wiljanen.7

Connection Coverage of the race for the Arlington County Board:


Member House of Delegates, 45th District

Five Democrats vie to replace Rob Krupicka who is stepping down

  • Mark Levine, Email: mark@markfordelegate.com, Website: http://www.markfordelegate.com

  • Julie Jakopic, Email: juliejakopic@gmail.com, Website: http://www.juliefordelegate.com

  • Clarence Tong, Email: clarence.tong@gmail.com, Website: http://clarencetong.com/

  • L.M. "Larry Altenburg II, Email: larry@larryaltenburg.net, Website: http://altenburgfordelegate.net/

  • Craig Fifer, Email: craig@fiferfordelegate.com, Website: http://www.fiferfordelegate.com

Connection coverage of the race for the 45th:


Republicans in the 45th House District and 30th Senate District will choose candidates at a Party Canvass (also known as a firehouse primary) on Thursday, June 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m., at Minnie Howard Campus, 3801 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria. See Virginia Republican website for more, http://rpv.org/ Arlington GOP website http://www.arlingtongop.org/