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"One party government is rarely a good thing. In my four years on the County Board, we’ve brought true debate and discussion to the community table. I’ve added balance to the Board - and I need your help to keep it there!" - John Vihstadt

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About John

A long time civic leader, John was elected to the Arlington County Board following 30 years of schools and neighborhood activism. As the only political Independent on the Board, he has brought true debate, discussion, and balance to our local government. He works for our community - not a political party. Read more about John

Why I Am Running

Four years ago, voters from every Arlington neighborhood and from across the political spectrum rallied to our Independent campaign...a campaign that focused on the nuts and bolts of local government and community empowerment, not the corrosive partisanship that plagues our federal and state governments.

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Arlington treasurer to support Vihstadt re-election bid

February 1, 2018
Carla delaPava

Arlington Treasurer Carla de la Pava has broken ranks with the Arlington County Democratic Committee to support independent John Vihstadt for County Board. Read more here ….

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What the Community is Saying

Carla de la Pava

Carla de la Pava

Treasurer of Arlington County

"I've worked with John in County government since 2014. He knows the issues, he's fair-minded and he's connected to our communities. There is no substitute for that."

Dave Foster

Dave Foster

Former Arlington School Board Chair

John brought to the County Board a remarkable record of leadership in our public schools. Now, the County Board and School Board are working more closely than ever to meet our schools’ capacity and other challenges as efficiently as possible.

Alexandra Bocian

Alexandra Bocian

President, John M. Langston Citizens Association (for identification purposes only)

"John cares about Arlington’s diverse communities. He’s responsive to Hall’s Hill/High View Park, and neighborhood residents appreciate his leadership. John listens to everyone."