ENDORSEMENTS

We're proud to have the support of Arlingtonians from across the County, including elected officials longtime leaders, young families, seniors, schools advocates and small business owners.

Arlington Education Association Political Action Committee

Arlington Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association

Northern Virginia Realtor's PAC

The Washington Post (Endorsement for the Democratic Primary)
"The best [candidates] are a pair of Democrats: Katie Cristol, an impressively smart and committed education policy expert, and Christian Dorsey, a think-tank executive who is broadly knowledgeable about housing and community development... Ms. Cristol is a first-time candidate whose energy, focus and analytic skills helped her to a first-place finish in the party primaries in June. She’s maintained a strong campaign in the general election, staking out clear and balanced positions on creating more affordable housing, which she favors, and expanding tax breaks for developers and businesses, which she opposes. In a county that has undergone rapid change, she is representative of a new wave of Arlingtonians — young, highly educated and attuned to the aspirations of young single residents and families, as well as immigrants, trying to make a life there."

Working Families Coalition: Unions 32BJ SEIU, 512 SEIU, the Mid-Atlantic Laborers, UFCW 400 and CASA in Action

Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus 

Virginia Chapter, National Association for Women

Senator Barbara Favola, Virginia's 31st District (and former Arlington County Board Member)
“I enthusiastically endorse Katie Cristol for the Arlington County Board. Katie knows our values and knows how to translate those values into policy. I need a strong partner like Katie in local government to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed. Katie will work to create a bright future for all Arlingtonians."

Arlington County Board Member Jay Fisette

Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey
“Katie Cristol will bring new energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to listen to Arlington voters. Katie works with school districts, states, philanthropies, and nonprofits to tackle strategic planning and implementation challenges—skills that would be a great asset to the County Board. Katie is extremely bright, has terrific communication skills, and would make an excellent addition to the County Board."

Arlington School Board Chair Emma Violand-Sánchez
"As an educator and advocate for more than three decades in Arlington, I know how important it is to have County Board members committed to the success of all our children. I'm endorsing Katie because of her background and experience working with APS and in school systems across the country, and her passion for a more inclusive and diverse Arlington. I look forward to working with her to ensure that our kids have the school and County resources they need to learn, grow and thrive."

Arlington School Board Vice Chair Nancy Van Doren

Arlington School Board Member Barbara Kanninen

Arlington School Board Member James Lander

Arlington School Board Member Abby Raphael

Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy
“Katie Cristol is dedicated to preserving Arlington's diversity and sustainable development, and, coupled with her ideas for a more responsive and inclusive government, she will prove to be an effective member of the Arlington County Board. Katie is committed to improving the lives of women and families in Arlington through her service on the Commission on the Status of Women and to our schools. As we build a new County Board team to lead Arlington, please join me in voting for Katie Cristol.”

Sheriff Beth Arthur

Clerk of the Court Paul Ferguson

Treasurer Carla de la Pava

Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos

Senator Adam Ebbin of the 30th District of Virginia

Senator Janet Howell of the 32nd District of Virginia

Delegate Patrick Hope of the 47th District of Virginia

Delegate Rip Sullivan of the 48th District of Virginia

Delegate Alfonso Lopez of the 49th District of Virginia

Karen Darner, Former Delegate, 49th District and Barcroft Community Leader
“I'm proud to support Katie Cristol's candidacy for the Arlington County Board. During a transitional time for Arlington County, Katie will be an energetic advocate for our shared Democratic values. Her candidacy offers both the enthusiasm and background to champion our liberal vision throughout Arlington - outstanding schools, diversity, smart growth and community engagement - in the years to come."

Jerry Botland, Douglas Park Community Leader

Brian Devine, Progressive Organizer

Henry Dunbar, Transportation Activist

Erik Gutshall, Lyon Park Community Leader

Amanda Herrmann, Women's Issues Activist

Courtney Hill, Community Activist & PTA Mom

Elizabeth Holtzclaw, Arlington Small Business Owner

Dennis Jaffee, Community Activist

Jennifer Jackson, PTA President, Randolph Elementary School
“Katie has been extremely dedicated and knowledgeable in her years of service to Randolph Elementary and Arlington Public Schools and I know that will extend well to County service. Like many families in Arlington, I get frustrated with how disconnected the County is from the schools and School Board. Having someone like Katie, who is so conscious of the schools, and knows how to work well with Arlington Public Schools leaders, will be valuable to our County!”

Jamie Lockhart, Past President, Arlington Young Democrats

Jeff Liteman and Merianne Liteman, Glencarlyn Neighborhood Leaders
"Katie Cristol is just the kind of person Arlingtonians need on the County Board - intelligent, creative, energetic, hard-working, forward-thinking, the voice of a new generation, respectful of tradition and very open to new ideas. She'll apply the same people skills to working successfully and productively with fellow Board members and to residents throughout Arlington County that have made her such an effective activist on education policy, women's issues and community affairs. She's highly qualified, well-prepared, and ready to use her leadership skills for the County Board. Because I expect to be living in Arlington for many years to come, and want to see the community continue to thrive, I will do whatever I can to help her get elected."

Marguerete Luter, Past President, Women in Technology; former corporate executive and Arlington small business owner

Darlene Mickey, Former School Board Member, Arlington Public Schools 

Kris McLaughlin, LGBT Activist

Caroline Romano, Founder, Northern Virginia Rally Against Rape
"From our work together on the Commission on the Status of Women and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, I know that Katie Cristol is a leader, a problem solver, a listener and facilitator. I trust Katie to represent my interests as an Arlingtonian, a woman, and mother. I’m proud to support her, and hope you’ll join me in voting for her on November 3rd."

Peter Rousselot, Community Leader 

Ezana Teferra, Coordinator, Immigration and Refugee Resettlement

Alejandra Santaolalla, Community Activist and Wakefield Graduate 
"I've had the opportunity to work closely with Katie on the Commission on the Status of Women. During this time, I've witnessed Katie to be a tireless advocate for women and families in Arlington. She is a visionary and leader for the community. Katie will be a voice to enhance the diversity of Arlington. I hope you'll join me in voting for her on November 3rd!"

Sue Walton, Parks Activist

Frank Wilson, Former School Board Member, Arlington Public Schools 

Nathan and Stacey Zee, Arlington Forest Community Leaders

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