Three Cheers for Garvey

29 Apr

Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey resigned from the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) this week.

She has been under fire for a virtuous reason, namely her willingness to support Independent candidate John Vihstadt, the winner of the April 8 special county board election.  Vihstadt defeated Democratic candidate Alan Howze and two others.

In her newsletter Garvey also wrote, “Many of you have written or called expressing your support. I cannot tell you how much that means to me. John’s election by such a large margin was certainly a validation of my decision to support him.”

Garvey supported Vihstadt because they are both opposed to the Columbia PIke streetcar proposal. Garvey is up for re-election in 2016.

Three cheers for independent thinkers and those who reject mob mentality of Arlington County government.   Three cheers for Libby Garvey.