Another Democrat – Tony Weaver – has announced for Arlington County Board (see his press release, below), joining Maureen Coffey, Jonathan Dromgoole and JD Spain. Note that there are two Arlington County Board members – Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey – who have announced that they will not be running for reelection, which will leave a huge vacuum of talent on the Board that hopefully will be filled…
Local Businessman Tony Weaver Announces Candidacy for Arlington County Board
Tony Weaver – a community leader, business owner and employer in Arlington County – has announced his candidacy for the Arlington County Board.
“I’m running for County Board because I’m deeply committed to ensuring that every member of our community has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background,” said Weaver.
Weaver has long been active with Arlington community volunteer and civic organizations, including as a president of the Arlington Rotary Club, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Committee of 100. He was recently appointed as a Commissioner on the Arlington County Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission, and he is a member of the Arlington Democrats’ Steering Committee.
“My volunteer work has given me valuable insights into the diverse challenges facing our community,” said Weaver. “And now, through my work as a Commissioner, I’ve been working with the county board to address many of these challenges.”
Weaver’s priorities include:
• Managing the financial headwinds facing Arlington County – including rising commercial vacancy rates – by working with universities and other key potential partners to expand their presence in Arlington.
• Addressing pandemic learning loss in our schools through increased funding to keep and attract the most talented teachers.
• Leading on global climate change at the county level through improvements to mass transit and conversion of county buses and other fleet vehicles from gas to electric.
• Ensuring access to affordable housing for all residents through smart housing strategies.
“It’s unacceptable that teachers, firefighters, first responders and other members of our community are unable to afford housing in the county they serve,” said Weaver. “The residents of Arlington County need and deserve smart missing middle policy and implementation.”
Weaver grew up in Northern Virginia and has lived in the Arlington area for nearly a decade. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a masters degree in business management. Currently the owner of a local company and an employer in the county, he was also a founder of several tech startups.
“I’m committed to listening to the needs and concerns of my fellow Arlingtonians so I can work to make Arlington a place where all residents can thrive,” said Weaver.
For more information about Tony Weaver’s campaign for Arlington County Board, please visit www.Tony4Arlington.com