Category: ‘Testimonials’

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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Why I Support Libby: Babs Monroe

“I support Libby Garvey because she has the proven energy, courage, and smarts that we need on the Arlington County Board.” — Babs Monroe Glencarlyn Resident

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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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Why I Support Libby: Dan Dixon

“Libby brings a unique combination of skills to Arlington. Her creative energy reminds me of a Millennial, yet her enormous breadth of local knowledge suggests someone who’s been around forever. She’s an open-minded problem solver and consensus builder. She always seems to understand constituent concerns but isn’t afraid to take hard positions on complex issues. […] Read more

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Why I Support Libby: James Fisher

“I support Libby Garvey because a long corporate career has taught me the importance of bringing a diversity of viewpoints to the table to make good decisions. Libby has the experience and strong Democratic values I support, but moreover she has shown the ability to bring new ideas to the County Board and drive positive […] Read more

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Why I Support Libby: Ron Bookbinder

“I appreciate Libby’s effective leadership as a catalyst and a change agent in implementing responsible spending, encouraging U.S. and foreign businesses to consider locating in Arlington, promoting LGBTQ equality, planning ahead for the need for more classrooms, and long ago initiating efforts to narrow the achievement gap.” — Ron Bookbinder Dominion Hills Resident

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Why I Support Libby: Former School Board Member Abby Raphael

“It was my honor to serve on the School Board with Libby Garvey, who has worked throughout her career to ensure that at-risk students have the opportunities and resources to succeed in school and in life. During Libby’s 15-years on the School Board, Arlington significantly reduced the achievement gap, increased graduation rates, and our high […] Read more

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