Arlington County Board candidates

John Vihstadt, left, and Alan Howze are vying in the November 2014 Arlington County Board race.

Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt entered the final four months of campaign season with a healthy cash advantage over challenger Alan Howze.

Vihstadt finished the first half of the year with $33,773 in his campaign coffers, compared to $6,801 for Howze, according to State Board of Elections filings reported by the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project.

Running as an independent, Vihstadt defeated Democrat Howze in the April 8 special election for the seat of Chris Zimmerman, who resigned. Vihstadt and Howze are the lone two candidates in the general-election race for a full four-year County Board term.

During the reporting period that ran from May 29 to June 30, the Vihstadt campaign reported raising $25,405 and spending $5,495. The Howze campaign reported raising $1,925 and spending $1,876.

For the first six months of the year, a period that included the special election, Vihstadt has raised $123,960 while Howze has raised $100,056, including a $13,099 loan from himself to his campaign.

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Abbey Sinclair

Mr. Vihstadt has my vote in November.

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