After receiving about 16.5 percent of the vote (and, since voters had two votes to distribute, a vote from about a third of the participants in the election) in 2011, the Green Party’s Audrey Clement will be running for the Arlington County, Virginia County Board for a second time. According to her website, Clement used to work on Capitol Hill and has been involved in various civic campaigns in Arlington County. From the Sun Gazette:
Audrey Clement has made it official, formalizing a bid to run under the Green Party banner in the March 27 County Board special election.
Clement was busy collecting petition signatures at the Jan. 2 County Board organizational meeting. Virginia does not recognize the Green Party as an official political party for ballot purposes, so those running for office as a Green must submit paperwork as an independent to get onto the ballot…
“Arlington is a great place to live. But the Arlington County Board is out of touch with voters on key issues like development, escalating rents, high taxes and expensive projects that county residents don’t want or need,” Clement says in campaign literature. “The result: a bloated budget, deteriorating public services and lack of citizen input on decisions that affect us all.”