Category: ‘Libby’s Blog’

Why I Support Libby: Karen Bate

“I support Libby Garvey because she has a strong record of progressive ideas and service to the Arlington community, and also because I believe a diversity of opinions and points of view, including within the Democratic party, are essential to a healthy, vibrant democracy — and are good for Arlington.” — Karen Bate President, KB […] Read more

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Setting the record straight: I want the best education for our students

In my years of service to Arlington, I am proud of my work on the School Board. During that time, we made enormous progress for Arlington students, especially in closing the achievement gap. This progress also included renovating or rebuilding 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, and two high schools, as well as building the […] Read more

Jun, 01, 2016

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Setting the record straight: I want seniors to afford their homes

I work hard for an Arlington that provides affordable living options for all people, of many income levels and at all stages in their lives. We face many challenges in realizing this vision, and one particularly acute one is how to help seniors whose property tax bills are rising beyond their ability to pay because […] Read more

May, 29, 2016

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Why I Support Libby: Arlington County Treasurer Carla de la Pava

“Libby listens. She takes the time to understand issues and works hard to facilitate practical solutions. Her support for and collaboration with the Arlington County Treasurer’s Office show her commitment to putting residents first.” — Carla de la Pava Arlington County Treasurer, 2014 –

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Why I Support Libby: Arlington County Board Member John Vihstadt

“Libby Garvey is a creative, even-handed and productive County Board Chair. While we don’t agree on everything, she continues to be my ally on key priorities like championing open, accessible and transparent County government, adequate schools funding, robust transit solutions on the Pike and elsewhere, and streamlining our business processes. As Libby says, ‘I put […] Read more

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Why I Support Libby: Dave Leichtman

“Libby is a Democrat. Let’s go ahead and get that out of the way to start. Heck, Libby is the one who first recruited me to get involved with Arlington Dems, as she has with countless Young Dems. One need only spend an hour with her to realize that she’s clearly a hippy, pacifist, bike-riding, […] Read more

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Why I Support Libby: Former Arlington Democratic Chair Peter Rousselot

“As a lifelong Democrat, I served as Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee admiring its rich legacy of success, but understanding that simply resting on past laurels is a recipe for failure in politics, in government, and in life. I also wanted to bring new people and new ways of thinking into the Democratic […] Read more

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May County Board Meeting: Stratford School Driveway, Blue Ribbon Panel, CIP, And More

We completed our regular May County Board meetings on Tuesday. There was a lot to cover, and here are some of the highlights: New Stratford Middle School We heard over four hours of public, staff, commission, and expert testimony about whether the Board should permit a new driveway onto Old Dominion Drive at the Stratford site. […] Read more

May, 19, 2016

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Widening I-66

You may have heard the announcement this morning that VDOT is planning to move ahead with adding tolls on I-66 and is also pushing ahead with widening the highway inside the Beltway, which is a change from the Governor’s original proposal last year. Like many of you, I am concerned about the impact that this […] Read more

Feb, 10, 2016

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Libby’s Remarks to the County Board – Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year! It sure does feel like a new year with two new Board members. What an exciting time to be in Arlington! Clearly, some things are going to be different this year, but a lot will stay the same. We will build on the work of the great Board members who have gone […] Read more

Jan, 02, 2016

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