The Arlington School Board race may be picking up a new contender.

Chaz Crismon, a local real-estate professional, has filed a statement of organization with the county election office, the first step to getting on the November ballot.

If he completes subsequent necessary steps, Crismon will become the first of four declared candidates not planning to seek the Arlington County Democratic Commitee’s endorsement for the two seats currently held by Emma Violand-Sánchez and Nancy Van Doren.

Violand-Sánchez, who currently chairs the board, is not seeking re-election. Van Doren is seeking a new term, and will compete in a May Democratic caucus with first-time candidates Tannia Talento and Michael Shea.

Candidates have until June to complete their general-election paperwork, including obtaining signatures of 125 qualified county residents.

While the three Democrats will square off in a number of debates prior to the endorsement caucus, the general-election campaign won’t formally kick off until the Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum, expected to be held the day after Labor Day.