Gutshall Wins Del. Lopez Straw Poll

Gutshall is 2-0 in 2017 straw polls for County Board

Arlington, VA -- On Wednesday, April 14, Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) hosted the second straw poll of the 2017 campaign for the Democratic nomination for the Arlington County Board. On the heels of his victory in the campaign's first straw poll on Saturday, Erik Gutshall again emerged victorious, winning Delegate Lopez' straw poll where all four candidates competed.

"Delegate Lopez is a tireless advocate for his constituents," said Gutshall, "and I'm honored to earn the backing of his supporters. I pledge to work with Delegate Lopez and Arlingtonians in the 49th district and beyond on the County Board."

"This victory shows a clear momentum for the Gutshall campaign," said Gutshall campaign manager Laura Saul Edwards. "Erik is a tried and true, rock-solid progressive that voters know will represent them well on the County Board. Erik's sweep of the straw polls this year demonstrates his campaign's broad appeal."

Voting in the firehouse primary will take place on May 9, 11 and 13.


Erik Gutshall is focused on the future of Arlington. A longtime community activist inArlington, lifelong progressive, and an award-winning small business owner, Erik serves as Chair of the Planning Commission and liaison to the Economic Development Commission. His volunteer experience over the past 15 years includes several neighborhood-planning projects in the metro transportation corridor, president of the Lyon Park Citizens Association, and non-profit board member of Doorways for Women and Children. Erik and his wife Renee settled in central Arlington 21 years ago and their three daughters attend Arlington Public Schools.