CAMPAIGN FINANCE FOR ACTIVE COMMITTEE. Another incumbent Democrat, Libby Garvey, repelled Gutshall in a rare primary challenge in 2016 and went on to win reelection. accounts, the history behind an article. 2015 Arlington County County Board (At Large) - Regular General . Keep it Clean. racist or sexually-oriented language. Libby Garvey lives in a condo in a large condo community on the Arlington-Alexandria border that was workforce housing only 20 years ago but has become unaffordable to the middle class during her almost 8 years on the County Board, despite thousands of so-called 'affordable' housing units costing $300,000-and-up per unit to renovate or construct added to Arlington's housing inventory. It truly is an honor and a privilege to serve Arlington County. It cost her the goodwill of many in the county’s Democratic ranks, and four years ago nearly cost her her job, but Libby Garvey says she has no regrets. Untrue. The Pike Trolley was dead six years ago. Audrey Clement is running for Arlington County Board in 2020. She is running against Libby Garvey for one of the two County Board seats being contested in the 2020 election. Clement, Audrey (I) $18,459: None (-) Garvey, Libby (D) $75,698: None (-) Show all elections for Clement. Latest of Libby's boondoggles were 2 months ago when she voted for "Welfare for the Rockefellers" aka massive taxpayer funded gimmes to WETA and urbanizing an actual urban village in Shirlington to benefit an out-of-state REIT. It is not easy to run, and I know that Audrey is passionate about wanting to improve our community. As part of its coverage of the 2020 election, Patch has asked each of the candidates in Arlington to fill out a questionnaire to describe why they think they're the best person to fill the job they're running for. “The County has been very successful in persuading people it is a social-justice and racial issue, but the people that they are addressing are not aware of the dynamics of the real-estate market,” Clement said. Garvey said it took a “tremendous effort” to defeat the proposed 5-mile-long transit line, but pronounced no regrets. Except he wasn’t. “After Audrey Clement, a frequent candidate who sought a board seat last year, complained that Dorsey had yet to repay the union donation, Arlington board Chair Libby Garvey (D) said Dorsey gives ‘incredibly good service to us.’” Washington Post Coverage of Ethically … that is degrading to another person. Libby Garvey watched her own upscale community, Fairlington, go from completely affordable to completely unaffordable over 10 years and said and did nothing. And in the spring of 2014, she broke with her party by supporting independent John Vishtadt – another streetcar-doubter – over a Democrat in a County Board special election. or anything. Audrey R. Clement 22,687: 23.86%: Write In 1,398: 1.47% : Last Modified on 11/06/2020 06:53 PM ## Provisional Results by Precinct. There were also deed covenants that explicitly prevented non-whites from buying homes, even if they could afford them. In the early 2010s, Garvey was a voice in the wilderness against the streetcar proposal, her opposition ridiculed by many who expected it could be brushed aside on the way to getting a modern transit line along the Columbia Pike corridor. Libby Garvey is a single family NIMBY, who loves environmentally destructive car addicted lightly populated suburbs. Arlington County Board candidates Audrey Clement (left) and Libby Garvey listen to a question posed at the Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum held Sept. 6, … Clement agreed that the effects of Arlington’s exclusionary housing policies in the 20th century remain. Low 23F. I want to thank my opponent, Audrey Clement, for running. It is not easy to run, and I know that Audrey is passionate about wanting to improve our community. While she and I don't always agree on how to do things, we all benefit from active campaigns that bring a range of ideas to the table. She is running against Libby Garvey for one of the two County Board seats being contested in the 2020 election. Libby stressed her management of Arlington's school system. I’m Audrey Clement, the Independent candidate for Arlington County Board. In the Arlington County Board race, current Board Chair Libby Garvey is running against Audrey Clement. One problem is the possibility that these new housing options may still be out-of-reach for Black residents, according to Clement. With the streetcar project abandoned, county officials have turned to expanding bus options in the corridor. Join Arlington for Justice for an open forum with County Board Candidates Audrey Clement and Libby Garvey. I want to thank my opponent, Audrey Clement, for running. Garvey … Garvey, now seeking a third full term on the Arlington County Board, used the Sept. 8 Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum to remind voters of her full-throttle opposition to the Columbia Pike streetcar system – the biggest political controversy of recent years. Talk about Nimbys, the VIPs behind so-called "Missing Middle" infill gentrification live in single family detached homes assessed at more than $1 million. Threats of harming another each comment to let us know of abusive posts. BTW, Libby Garvey was all for state-of-the-art hybrid BRT and/or hybrid double deck buses rather than streetcars on the Pike...until the Pike streetcar was cancelled. Arlington County has announced measures to expand COVID-19 testing, provide food assistance for those in need, and help small businesses. Be Nice. Garvey did not refute the possibility that the study could find that these alternatives would not necessarily be more affordable, but said it is “way too early” to draw conclusions from a study in its infancy. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Print (Opens in new window), Arlington Eateries Dish Up Meals for the National Guard, Local Law Enforcement, Rents Have Dropped By Nearly 15% in Arlington Since March, Audrey Clement Turns Upzoning into New Election Battleground, instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Incumbent Libby Garvey, 69, has served eight years on the Arlington County Board and is the current Board chair. Given the median income earned by Black Arlingtonians, homes in all but a few neighborhoods are out of reach for most. Clement later says that her opponent, incumbent County Board Chair Libby Garvey, has gone back to “rubber stamping the Arlington Democratic Party’s … Audrey Clement Turns Upzoning into New Election Battleground Jo DeVoe October 19, 2020 at 10:30am As Election Day nears, Audrey Clement, the Independent candidate for Arlington … She is running against Audrey Clement for one of the two Board … Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. “What we’ve got now is the result of very intentional systemic racism,” Garvey said of local housing patterns. Be Truthful. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Vihstadt won again and, within a week, Fisette and Hynes switched sides to kill off the $350 million proposal. Candidate. Garvey bested Republican Mark Kelly with 7,007 to 6,194 votes, while Green Party candidate Audrey Clement trailed with 1,007. A rendering from the Arlington County government shows how the Columbia Pike streetcar system might have looked. As usual, Scott McCaffrey's personal biases against independent and third party candidates prevent voters from obtaining accurate information from Inside Nova / Sun Gazette. Let us know what's going on! Garvey: No regrets leading charge to kill streetcar, by SCOTT McCAFFREY, Sun Gazette Newspapers, LATEST NEWS on coronavirus in Northern Virginia, Jonathan Cheban recovering from coronavirus, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are still friends, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez sing at Biden's inauguration. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. While Garvey on Sept. 8 was taking a victory lap for killing the streetcar, her 2020 opponent – Audrey Clement – didn’t appear to be caught up in the moment. This spring, the County Board voted to eliminate a tax credit to landlords who renovate their buildings. Clear to partly cloudy. Use the 'Report' link on Arlington County Board candidates Audrey Clement (left) and Libby Garvey listen to a question posed at the Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum held Sept. 6, … True. Winds light and variable. I’m Audrey Clement, the Independent candidate for Arlington County Board. This is all good. This my opponent Libby Garvey refuses to do, insisting that the Governor must approve any actions the County takes. You have permission to edit this article. She said what is disingenuous is framing duplexes, townhouses or other small-scale, multi-family housing as a way to correct Arlington’s racist past, when some data suggest these new options could be unaffordable due to the county’s inflated land values. Post your questions during the event live on Sunday, on the event discussion page, or e-mail them to us at arlington4justice@gmail.com. “Due to ever increasing land values no one earning less than area median income will afford the housing built on densified lots,” Clement wrote. To add your business to the stream, email cfields@insidenova.com or click on the green button below. We'd love to hear eyewitness Copyright © 2010-2021 Local News Now LLC. I’m Audrey Clement, the Independent candidate for Arlington County Board. Audrey Clement, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Libby Garvey for County Board, said the Democrats’ vote seems disengenuous for a party that claims to … Debate and … This my opponent Libby Garvey refuses to do, insisting that the Governor’s approval is needed for any actions that she takes. Share with Us. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, “Oh, it was a nail biter,” Garvey said. September 21, 2020. She needs to be primaried next time by someone with a YIMBY perspective, focused on wastewater, sewage, and of course continuing to favor more housing, and continuing to improve our public transportation. “Arlington is in a much better place.”. McCaffrey must be in a time warp. “In addition many moderate income residents, including people of color, will be forced to sell when real estate assessments escalate in their up-zoned neighborhoods.”. But Clement, a perennial candidate for the last decade, said Garvey has given outsized importance to the racial-justice component of this plan to gloss over economic problems. Senior Housing Planner Russell Danao-Schroeder said the program had outlived its usefulness: Only large developers were availing themselves of the credit to keep their buildings at the top of the market. “Whether this study is going to fix it or not is hard to say. Your support has allowed me to serve Arlington for another term. In the Arlington County Board race, current Board Chair Libby Garvey is running against Audrey Clement. In the mid-20th century, Arlington began zoning most of the county for single-family homes and forbade the construction of more compact dwellings, which were more commonly inhabited by the county’s Black population because fewer could afford detached homes. Green Party candidate Audrey Clement, Democrat Libby Garvey and Republican Mark Kelly advanced cases for why they each should get voter support. After 35 years of one-party government in Arlington time is long overdue for another Independent on County Board. Renovating existing structures would be a better solution, she said. Low 23F. All McCaffrey can do is go back 6 years because all Libby Garvey has done since the demise of the Pike streetcar is rubber stamp the County's mixed use gentrification, unaffordable housing, more car diet, social crowding "planning". Since Libby Garvey joined the County Board in 2013 the pace of New Urbanism in-fill has accelerated. I’m concerned that the County is not doing all that it can do to stop the spread of COVID-19. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism Arlington County Board candidates Audrey Clement (left) and Libby Garvey listen to a question posed at the Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum held Sept. 6, … ARLnow® is a registered U.S. trademark of Local News Now. Committee Candidate Donations Made ... Garvey, Libby* (D) Winner: $123,664: Clement, Audrey (I) $16,431 . Clement argues that the current unaffordable housing landscape in Arlington is because the county allowed affordable homes to be torn down and replaced with more expensive housing. (Gutshall was elected to the County Board in 2017, succeeding Fisette, but died in office earlier this year.). person will not be tolerated. Facing a shortage of moderately-priced housing options in the “missing middle” between apartment buildings and single-family homes, the County is kicking off a study to figure out whether it should open up some areas zoned only for single-family homes to denser housing types. First, thank you my readers and supporters. “The only thing we’ve said is that we have a real issue with sufficient diversity of housing to meet a lot of needs,” she said. Garvey and the Arlington County Democratic Committee parted ways for a year, although at the debate Garvey said she had been “thrown out” while in fact she resigned prior to an expulsion vote being taken. I’m Audrey Clement, and I’m running for Arlington County Board in the November 3, 2020 election. All Rights Reserved. Today, 75% of the county is zoned for single-family homes. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Moreover, Garvey and the County Board did nothing while her opponent and her opponent's neighbors were gentrified out of actually affordable garden apartments so the garden apartments could be demolished for luxury townhomes. They both took good notes and both stated that Independent Audrey Clement clearly won her debate with Born Again Democrat Libby Garvey. Clement-Garvey AGENA Debate Reveals Garvey Ignores Parents, Communicates With Insiders Regarding School Capacity Hello Yupette, I attended the AGENA (Arlington General Employees Association) debate this afternoon between Audy Clement and Libby Garvey (Mark Kelly did not attend). What questions do you have for our County Board candidates? Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. AY polled our contributors and it's no contest - Audrey Clement has our endorsement to replace Libby Garvey on the County Board. Why is he dredging it up now except that he can't point to another boondoggle she's opposed since. And clearly, Dorsey’s colleagues must feel the same way, as you can tell from Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey (D)’s comments, speaking earlier today (see video, below). Cash on Hand; Clement for Arlington County Board - Audrey: $1,583: No articles found … We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. But Garvey ignored the snickers and went about her business. AudreyClement.com . Garvey’s opponent, Audrey Clement, is pro-environment but wants to cut the budget for the affordable housing initiative and opposes moving away from single-family occupancy zoning practices. While Garvey on Sept. 8 was taking a victory lap for killing the streetcar, her 2020 opponent – Audrey Clement – didn’t appear to be caught up in the moment. Her dream Arlington would look a lot like it did in the 50s or how Western PwC looks today. Winds light and variable.. Clear to partly cloudy. In 2016, back in the party fold, Garvey was challenged for the Democratic County Board nomination by Planning Commission chairman Erik Gutshall, who managed to take 45 percent of the vote away from the incumbent but fell short. The streetcar has been “the only gold-plated program” Garvey has ever opposed, sniffed Clement, who also opposed the project. Two AY contributors attended last night's Arlington Civic Federation Candidate Forum. Be Proactive. “I am still paying the price for it, but we are a stronger county,” she said. Vihstadt won that race, but a pro-streetcar County Board troika of Jay Fisette, Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada bided their time in expectation that Vihstadt would be defeated in the November 2014 general election. The County's so-called "affordable housing" program is a fraud because people who desperately need workforce housing earn too little to qualify to live in what what are actually luxury techforce apartments. As Election Day nears, Audrey Clement, the Independent candidate for Arlington County Board, took shots at her opponent, County Board Chair Libby Garvey, on the county’s Missing Middle Housing study. Libby Garvey is opposed to the Columbia Pike Streetcar plan, and she believes that city transportation funds could be better used elsewhere, due to the high projected cost of the project. I don’t think we’re saying that.”. Real-time social media posts from local businesses and organizations across Northern Virginia, powered by Friends2Follow. According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Garvey started 2016 with $27,566 and has raised $99,149 in contributions and in-kind donations since the election started. As the Independent candidate for Arlington County Board on November 3, I’m concerned that my opponent, County Board Chair Libby Garvey has lost touch with the voters.. 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