Arlington, VA – On Saturday evening at the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s annual Blue Victory Dinner, Erik Gutshall won the first straw poll ahead of next month’s County Board firehouse primary.
“This campaign is about planning for our school and community needs, creating ‘Missing Middle’ housing solutions along our transportation corridors, and investing in our shared prosperity,” said Gutshall. “It is gratifying to win this straw poll and have the support of Arlington Democrats behind our progressive, inclusive vision for Arlington.”
“Though three of the four candidates in this race have previously run for the County Board,” said Gutshall campaign manager Laura Saul Edwards, “this was the first opportunity for all of this year’s candidates to appear on a ballot together. Given the opportunity to choose among our party’s four talented candidates, Arlington Democrats clearly chose Erik Gutshall. This is just the latest evidence of strong momentum for the Gutshall campaign ahead of next month’s firehouse primary.”
Gutshall previously ran for the Arlington County Board in 2016 and earned over 6,800 votes.