The Sun Gazette this week has endorsed Katie Cristol for re-election to the Arlington County Board.
“A self-acknowledged wonk (though one with more skills at retail politics than most of her colleagues), Cristol shepherded a number of initiatives through over the past four years, including efforts to modernize county regulations on day-care facilities,” the newspaper noted in its endorsement.
“On issues where she has not taken the lead, Cristol generally has been studious in her approach, with her questions helping to advance the conversation and improve the outcome,” the paper said. “And, whether she has done it out of conviction or political calculation – perhaps a little of both – Cristol has tried to keep the lid on excessive government spending by reining in the real-estate tax rate.”
• CLICK HERE and then scroll down to the “Arlington 9-5-19” edition (Page 6) to read the full endorsement.
Cristol is one of four candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot for County Board, along with Democratic colleague Christian Dorsey and independents Arron O’Dell and Audrey Clement. The Sun Gazette will weigh in on the other open slot later.
Sun Gazette already has endorsed Sheriff Beth Arthur, Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy and Treasurer Carla de la Pava for re-election.