News Clips

  • Erik Demonstrates Experience to Get Results at Committee of 100 Candidates Forum

    October 12, 2017 - 12:00am ARLNow

    Erik Gutshall and Monique O’Grady, who were victorious in the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s caucus earlier this year for County Board and School Board, respectively, both touted their experience in county issues.

  • Erik Gutshall on Tree Preservation in Arlington

    August 18, 2017 - 12:00am Falls Church News Press

    [Erik Gutshall]: There is a connection between losing tree canopy and housing stock, he said. Most doable now is exploring “voluntary incentives.” Example: “You petition the county with an application to have it designate one or more trees on your yard as `specimen trees.’ That protects them from removal or injury even after the home is sold,” he said.  


  • Letter: Gutshall has experience in Arlington planning process

    April 26, 2017 - 12:00am Sun Gazette

    Editor: Erik Gutshall has served since 2013 and currently chairs the Arlington Planning Commission, the primary voice of county residents on the complex growth and development issues key to Arlington’s livability, fiscal strength and environmental health.

  • Video: Erik Gutshall Kicks Off Campaign for Arlington County Board

    March 11, 2017 - 12:00am Blue Virginia

    In his speech (video below), Gutshall thanked a long list of people supporting him, talked about his decision to “put down roots” in Arlington (and what a great – welcoming, diverse, inclusive, prosperous, sustainable – community it is), said he’s a big believer that there’s “no such thing as the status quo – you either innovate or you stagnate.” He listed a few things he wants to work for on the County Board: 1) getting out in front of the school capacity crisis by doing things like taking a vacant office building and turning it into a school on the lower floors with a senior center above; 2) creating neighborhood-scale “missing middle” housing to create walkable communities that are affordable to young people just starting out, seniors, and everyone in between; 3) making sure that Arlington remains affordable to all income levels; and 4) being fiscally responsible and being a good steward of taxpayer dollars. Gutshall referred to Donald Trump as the “elephant across the river, or in this case maybe it’s the horse’s ass,” and how it means that we cannot take for granted our progressive values — a welcoming/inclusive community, environmental protection, immigrants rights, LGBTQ equality, etc.


  • Four Democrats Vying to Replace Jay Fisette on County Board

    March 2, 2017 - 12:00am ArlNow

    Gutshall is currently the chairman of the county planning commission, and lost in the Democratic primary in 2016 against incumbent board member Libby Garvey. Gutshall praised Garvey for helping local Democrats unite after the primary, and said he is prioritizing schools, smarter growth and economic development in his campaign. Gutshall added that he will work closely with the recently-established Joint Facilities Advisory Commission that he said he lobbied for last year to develop “innovative solutions” to the county’s facility needs. 

    On Wednesday morning, Fisette endorsed Gutshall’s candidacy.


  • Erik Gutshall, Vivek Patil Announce Candidacies for Arlington County Board

    March 2, 2017 - 12:00am Blue Virginia

    Blue Virginia covering the March 1 announcements.

    It also posted videos from the ACDC meeting: here