Why I Support Erik for County Board

Paul Holland - Former Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission 

"For years, parks and open space advocates have sought a champion on the County Board.  Erik Gutshall will be that champion.  As Chairman of the Planning Commission and former President of Lyon Park Civic Association, he has a strong record of fighting for parks open space.  This leadership is why I'm proud to support Erik for Arlington County Board.

Eric Harold - Former Barcroft Civic Association President 

"Erik’s support and commitment to making Arlington a better place for all Arlingtonians is second to none. His practical approach to problem solving will be an asset to the community during the challenging times ahead."  

Mary Detweiler - Longtime Arlingtonian and Community Activist

"Erik’s knowledge of Arlington issues, his “roll-up-your-sleeves” energy for getting things done in our community, and his passion for values that many of us in Arlington share win my support. An example of Erik’s work ethic for our community values is displayed in his being a tireless and fair-minded chair of the task force on lighting an Williamsburg Middle School, earning him respect on all sides of controversial issues. I invite others to join me in supporting Erik.

Michael Shea - Longtime Arlingtonian and Community Activist 

"Arlington is very lucky to have several highly qualified candidates for County Board this year and I am supporting Erik Gutshall as the best of the best. Erik has the leadership experience from the Planning Commission, nonprofit management, and his neighborhood civic association to be an effective member from his first day on the County Board. Two things Erik does really well, seek balance and compromise while supporting bold visions and new approaches, are what we need in Arlington to meet our many challenges." 

John Seymour - Longtime Arlingtonian and Community Activist 

"I’ve worked closely with Erik over the past 18 months as part of the Williamsburg Lights Working Group. Erik served as Chair of the Working Group and I participated as representative of the Environment and Energy Conservation Commission. Erik’s civil and respectful manner throughout a sometimes contentious process promoted both collegiality and a careful consideration of each party’s points of view. Under Erik’s patient leadership, the Working Group devoted countless hours to the production of a balanced, well-documented, and thorough final report. In my view, Erik’s election to the County Board would enhance the kind of participatory, thoughtful, and local decision-making I experienced as a Working Group member and so often described as The Arlington Way."