The Special Election held Tuesday March 27, 2012 for County Board to fill the unexpired term of former member Barbara Favola, who was elected to the Virginia Senate in November 2011 was won by Democratic nominee Libby Garvey by 813 votes of the 14, 252 cast among 3 candidates (a record low turnout of just under 12 percent). Election results, click here.
Upon learning of her victory, Libby Garvey issued the following statement:
I’d like to thank the voters of Arlington. It’s been an honor and privilege to serve you on the School Board, and I look forward to serving you on the County Board as well. I am ready to get to work for the residents of Arlington County as a County Board member, and I very much look forward to working with my new County Board colleagues and with the talented and dedicated Arlington County Government staff.
Arlington Democratic Chair Mike Lieberman also issued the following statement:
I want to be among the first to congratulate Libby Garvey on her election to the County Board. Libby represents the best of Arlington. Through her work on the School Board, she has helped bring to Arlington the great schools, welcoming and diverse spirit, and progressive values that make our community so special. We could not be prouder for her to now bring her talents and to the County Board.
Anyone who has worked campaigns knows that electoral victories do not happen by accident. I could not be more thankful for the hard work of the Arlington Democrats, who turned out in force for Libby by knocking on countless doors, standing at the polls in the cold, and making more than 20,000 phone calls to remind voters to come to the polls. Tonight’s victory is not only a victory for Libby but a victory for all Arlingtonians, especially those who worked so hard to reaffirm our Democratic values.