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Democrat Matt de Ferranti Files Candidacy for Arlington County Board

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All I know is, we need a Democrat to beat Republican John Vihstadt, who won his seat on the Arlington County Board in a campaign of lies (“I’m an ‘independent” not a Republican – really, ignore my long history of donating to right-wing Republicans!) and demagoguery (“gold-plated everything!” “lazy rivers!”). Get Vihstadt outta there this November!

MATT DE FERRANTI FILES CANDIDACY FOR ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD

de Ferranti will seek the Democratic nomination ahead of the November 6, 2018 general election.

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Matt de Ferranti, an attorney who serves as Legislative Director for the National Indian Education Association, filed his campaign committee Statement of Organization on Tuesday, making official his run for the Arlington County Board in 2018.

de Ferranti, who grew up in McLean, Virginia, began his career as a teacher in Houston and earned his J.D. at the University of Texas, said that he is “running to expand opportunity for everyone in Arlington County.”  

“Staying true to Arlington’s history and our shared values is the recipe for Arlington to continue to be a great place for everyone. Our commitment to housing affordability, building the schools we need to educate every Arlington student, and maintaining our great transportation system are key. Investing in our parks and open spaces, working locally to address climate change and keeping our community safe and inclusive are sound investments in our future. We can—and must—make smart investments while also being fiscally responsible.”   

Matt joined the Arlington Housing Commission in 2014 and served on the Affordable Housing Study Working Group from 2014 through the adoption of the County’s Affordable Housing Master Plan in 2015. He has been a member of the Budget Advisory Council for Arlington Public Schools since 2014, serving as chair since June 2017, and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Arlington and a 2017 graduate of Arlington Neighborhood College.

Professionally, Matt has spent the last decade working to expand economic and educational opportunity as an advocate for Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and the Education Trust. Before that, Matt worked as an assistant city attorney in Austin, focusing on land use and local government law. He has always worked to strengthen and expand the American Dream.  

“I’m running for the Arlington County Board because I know and love this community,” Matt said. “And because I know that, together, we can put our shared values into practice and expand opportunity for everyone in Arlington County.”

Matt will make his first public remarks as a candidate at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 10th at the Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting, held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203). In the coming weeks, the Arlington County Democratic Committee will be tasked with determining the means of selecting the party’s nominee. No other Democratic candidate has announced intentions to seek election to the Arlington County Board in 2018.

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To learn more about Matt’s campaign, please visit www.mattforarlington.com

You may also follow Matt’s campaign on social media at the following pages:

https://www.facebook.com/mattforarlington/

https://www.instagram.com/mattforarlington/

https://twitter.com/Matt4Arlington

  • Arl dem for John V

    I first knew John V when he did a great job as president of a school PTA.
    No then, or now, identifies him as a republican. (Except Lowell).

    Even if Arl Dems are able to unseat John this year, they will face greater pressure than ever before to lower the real estate tax rate , since the non – deductibility of SALT from now forward will be a direct hit to the pocketbooks of well to do Arlington liberals.. and these same liberals will also want some additional spending to alleviate the harm Trump is doing to the social safety net. (And metro and skools) these two goals are diametrically opposed. Someone with John’s skills could be useful in making the difficult choices involved.

    Matt is a newcomer; it will be interesting to see how he articulates his vision on navigating these choppy waters..

    • “No then, or now, identifies him as a republican.”

      Riiiiight…not a Republican, which is why Vihstadt donated to McCain/Palin, Romney/Ryan, the Nebraska Republican Party, etc, etc. and is included here in a list of “Arlington Republican activists support Jeff Miller for Chairman”