As I imagine everyone reading this post knows, we have a crucial primary in Arlington tomorrow for our Commonwealth’s Attorney’s race. I am strongly supporting the incumbent in this race, Theo Stamos, and hope you will vote for her and get others to vote for her too. We vote at our usual polling locations from 6 am to 7 pm, tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11. There is no pledge or anything to sign. By Virginia law, every registered voter can vote, regardless of your personal political affiliation, or lack thereof.
Several weeks ago, I wrote a very long discussion of what is at stake in this race, and have been gratified by how many of you wrote to tell me you read the whole thing and have shared it with friends. If you need more persuading to vote for Theo or to persuade others, here are three questions and answers I pass on to you from a friend:
- Do you feel safe in Arlington? If so, Theo is a major part of the reason you do.
- Do you believe our police act in a fair and decent manner? Surveys show that the vast majority of our residents do. Our police are human and not perfect, but I challenge anyone to find a better trained, better educated, and more enlightened police force in our country.
- Do you believe in progressive law enforcement? If you do, Theo deserves your support for the many progressive programs she has been bringing to our law enforcement starting with Drug Court in 2012 when she was first elected, and continuing with programs including Second Chance for youth, and Operation Safe Station to combat the opioid epidemic.
If you or anyone you know has any questions about this race, please let me know. I hope to see you at the polls tomorrow between 6 am and 7 pm.