NEWS

Our Pricey Swimming Pool, Criminal Justice, and the Lines of a Contortionist

Late last year, in leaving the County Board, I vowed to keep tabs on my now former colleagues and continue to weigh in on issues of the day. Yet little did I think I would be back to 2100 Clarendon Boulevard so soon! On Tuesday, January 29, I was on the other side of the…
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An Emotional Tribute and Unfinished Business

If I have yet to personally thank you for your email, card, phone call or other message in the wake of the election, apologies. I’m still catching up!
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Arlington Sun Gazette Highs & Lows, 12/13/18 edition

Thumbs Up: “Outgoing County Board member John Vihstadt deserves credit for prodding his colleagues…to be more fiscally responsible…so kudos to him.” Read here ….
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November County Board Update

November was a bittersweet month. We just couldn’t overcome the hyper-partisan national atmospherics that sank our independent purple tugboat. Yet November also brought me great satisfaction as a County Board member, and served as a coda of sorts for what we’ve been able to accomplish since taking office in April 2014.
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Arlington government set to tuck away more cash for looming crunch

“The decision to save, rather than spend, the bulk of the surplus also is a vindication of sorts for County Board member John Vihstadt, who long has advocated such a course.”   Read More  
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Vihstadt TV Ad – Being Independent

Check out our TV ad. Being Independent is a good thing. Local government doesn’t have to be partisan.  
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