Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Arlington, VA -- The Northern Virginia Realtors Political Action Committee (NV/RPAC) has endorsed Katie Cristol, a Democratic nominee for Arlington County Board, in her campaign for one of two open seats on the Board this November.
“With two open seats on the Arlington County Board, there exists a tremendous opportunity to add a fresh perspective. The Northern Virginia REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NV/RPAC) trustees are pleased to support Katie Cristol for the Arlington County Board,” said Lorraine Arora, 2015 chair of the NV/RPAC trustees and the managing broker of the Weichert, Realtors® Fair Oaks. “Cristol is poised, intelligent and passionate about the future of Arlington and she will be a great addition to the County Board.”
"I'm honored to have the support of the Northern Virginia Realtors,” said Cristol. “I’m proud to share their goal of making Arlington an attractive place for home-buyers,” she said. “I’m committed to ensuring Arlington’s continued desirability through thoughtful planning and sustained investments in transit, schools and parks.”
About Katie Cristol for Arlington County Board
Katie Cristol is one of two Democratic nominees for two open seats on the Arlington County Board in the Tuesday, November 3rd Election. An education policy consultant and community advocate for women and families, Cristol is running to bring her Arlington experience and a new perspective to County leadership. Learn more at www.katiecristol.com.
The Northern Virginia REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NV/RPAC) helps elect candidates for the Virginia General Assembly and local offices who will protect private property rights and the interests of our profession. Candidates are chosen by Realtors® based on the candidates’ views on real estate issues, and not on political party affiliation.
"Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey have captured the Democratic nomination for Arlington County Board.
Cristol and Dorsey finished first and second, respectively, over fellow Democratic hopefuls Peter Fallon, Andrew Schneider, James Lander and Bruce Wiljanen.
Thanks to a spirited campaign and strong debate performances, Cristol, age 30, managed to propel herself from relative obscurity to a first place finish and a coveted spot on the Democratic ticket during a competitive primary. Her campaign highlighted issues like affordable housing, citizen engagement and diversity, government innovation, transit and economic development."
Calling her "a highly talented newcomer who has impressed community groups with her drive and intelligence... serious and substantive," the Washington Post endorsed Katie Cristol as the paper's choice in the June 9th Democratic Primary.
Read the endorsement here.
Excerpt from Washington Jewish Week - May 2015
Columbia Pike resident Katie Cristol, 30, is glad to live in a place that matches her progressive values. She wants to ensure that Arlington’s reputation for diversity and sustainability continues. The community advocate and education policy consultant is running for Arlington County Board to bring a fresh perspective to the 26-square-mile urban county across the Potomac River from Washington. Cristol holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a public policy master’s degree from Princeton University and is a 2012 graduate of Arlington Neighborhood College. She met her husband, Steve, while attending U-VA. They moved to the rapidly developing South Arlington neighborhood a couple of years ago, attracted by the area’s vibrancy. With the June 9 election fast approaching, Cristol took time out from the campaign trail to talk with Washington Jewish Week about her vision for making Arlington an even better place to live and raise a family. Click here to read the full article.
Press Release: Arlington County Board Candidate Katie Cristol Builds Momentum in the Democratic Primary
Cristol picks up 3 key endorsements before first Debate
Arlington, VA -- Democratic candidate for Arlington County Board Katie Cristol earned several significant endorsements this week, indicating Cristol’s growing support among party activists.
Arlington County Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy, former South Arlington state delegate Karen Darner and former Arlington County Democratic Committee Chairman Kevin Appel have all endorsed Cristol’s candidacy in the June 9 Democratic primary.Read more
Former Delegate Karen Darner Endorses Katie for Arlington County Board, Highlighting Shared Values and Service
L. Karen Darner, former Delegate for the 49th District of Virginia, has endorsed Katie's candidacy for the Arlington County Board. Darner, who was elected to the House of Delegates in 1991 and served until 2004, is an educator and distinguished leader and advocate for women and families throughout the Commonwealth.
In addition to her service in the General Assembly, Karen's leadership includes twelve years on the Virginia Commission on Youth and a two-year term as chair of Virginia's Council on the Status of Women, appointed by Governor Mark Warner. In Arlington, Darner served on the Arlington's Commission on the Status of Women and Planning Commission when Federal Title IX came into existence and served as the first co-coordinator of Arlington's Rape Victim Companion program.
"I'm proud to support Katie Cristol's candidacy for the Arlington County Board," Darner said. "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."