Don’t Forget to Vote Tuesday, November 4, 2014

30 Oct

Vote Arlington

The General Election on Nov. 4, 2014 will have the following on the Ballot in Arlington:

United States Senate
Ed W. Gillespie (R)
Mark R. Warner (D), incumbent
Robert C. Sarvis (L)*

*: A progressive thinker

House of Representatives, 8th District
Micah K. Edmond (R)
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D)*
Jeffrey S. Carson (L)
Gerard C. “Gerry” Blais III (IG)
Gwendolyn J. Beck (I)

*: Owns car dealerships

County Board

Alan E. Howze (D)
John E. Vihstadt (I), incumbent*

*: A progressive thinker to shake up the status quo of the group thinking County Board

Write-in

School Board
Audrey R. Clement (I)*
Barbara J. Kanninen (I)

*: a progressive thinker

School Board (Special Election to fill unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2016)
Nancy Van Doren (I)*

*: Not alot of choices here.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Question: Shall Section 6-A of Article X (Taxation and Finance) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?*

*: Does this make sense?  How does this help widows or widowers who rent?   Why not just give direct payment if Commonwealth really wants to help them?  No constitutional amendment needed for that.

Treasurer (Special Election to fill unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2015)

Carla F. de la Pava (D), incumbent – appointed until special election is held

County Bond Referendum Questions

Metro and Transportation
QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $60,240,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and other transit, pedestrian, road or transportation projects?*

*: Not if it is to finance the overpriced street cars.

Local Parks and Recreation

QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $13,070,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for local parks & recreation, and land acquisition for parks and open spaces?*

*:  Parks make the cement jungle more livable.

Community Infrastructure

QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $39,000,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for County facilities, information technology, and infrastructure?*

*:  This is vague.

Arlington Public Schools

QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $105,780,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the costs of various capital projects for Arlington Public Schools?

*: This is also vague.

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