Category Archives: Arlington

Libertarian Evan Bernick withdraws from Arlington special election

Evan Bernick is withdrawing today from April’s special election for county commissioner in Arlington, Virginia, and endorsing libertarian Independent John Vihstadt. Vihstadt has been endorsed by the Arlington County Republicans and was endorsed last night by the Arlington County Young Republicans.

                      The Libertarian Party of Virginia and its northern Virginia affiliate, LPNOVA, have no plans to endorse Vihstadt.  The Libertarian Party of Virginia is recruiting an unprecedented full slate of 2014 candidates, led by Robert Sarvis for U.S. Senate, who will face either Karl Rove ally Ed Gillespie or tea party candidate Shak Hill, who are competing in an upcoming GOP primary.


Update:  Message from the Bernick campaign

Thank you for your support of the Bernick campaign. Below is a message from Evan. Please let Evan or me know if you have any questions.

-Laura Delhomme

A message from Evan Bernick:

I announced my run for Arlington County Board because I wanted to make freedom work for Arlington. I believe in giving people the opportunity to make their own decisions about how to pursue and achieve their dreams and strengthen their communities.

After careful consideration, however, I’ve decided to withdraw from the race and defer to someone with both the right vision for Arlington and the right experience to realize that vision.

I know that I haven’t been in Arlington very long.  And one of the candidates for office not only shares my views concerning the need for responsible and responsive government, but has decades of experience in local government. That candidate is John Vihstadt, whom I am proud to endorse in this special election.

Arlington needs someone on the Board who is willing to challenge prevailing assumptions about how the government should spend our money, is prepared to cooperate with fellow Board members, and has first-hand knowledge of what the business of local government in Arlington consists in. I think that John Vihstadt will serve our community well.

Notwithstanding my endorsement of John, I wish the best of luck to all the candidates. I think that the participation of many voices in our political process makes our community strong. I’ll be following the debates closely, and I’m excited to see the results. I hope that the election brings out the best in us.

Evan Bernick


Arlington (VA) Tea Party happy hour tonight

Arlington County Tea Party Meet and Greet

Arlington County

Tea Party

Meet and Greet

Thursday, September 29

 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)

Arlington, VA

RiRa Irish Pub

2915 Wilson Blvd. (Clarendon)
Arlington, Virginia

Northern Virginia Tea

Arlington County Tea Party Meet’n’Greet
Click here to sign up >>>>
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

At the RiRa Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd. (Clarendon), Arlington, VA

Come hear the latest scoop on County Board follies from Arlington

 transportation expert, Joe Warren. Learn the important changes for 
the Virginia Tea Party this year from NVTP Director of Operations 
John Jaggers and what’s ahead for 2012. We can’t promise, but we’re 
working on having a third dynamic speaker, as well.

Admission is free, ‘though we appreciate a donation ($5 suggested) at
 the door. Other than that, just buy food and beverage as you please. 
You might be enticed to join in our customary raffle for a well chosen 
book. Of course, after speeches you’ll be able to mingle with some of 
Arlington’s most interesting folks.

Also, intertwined with the serious stuff, we’ll be entertained by our 
talented Steve Emery on his guitar. (If you have a favorite song, bet
 he can play it.)
Seriously (again), in these especially challenging times, we in the

 Tea Party are dedicated to the return of conservative, constitutional 
government. It will take tenacity and wit and solidarity. If you’re up
to the challenge, or simply becoming interested, we want to meet
you. So join us at the RiRa!

Arlene Smith, ACTP Organizer

P.S. After 6 pm on-street parking is free at the meters; there is a 
low-fee-after-hours parking garage just south of Wilson Blvd @ 
Garfield St; and a low-fee-after-hours parking lot just north of 
Wilson on Highland St.

Sponsored by Arlington County Tea Party . com in cooperation
 with other grass roots organizations.

I Want Your Money — film outing

What: I Want Your Money

When: Saturday, October 16, 2010 3:15 PM

Where: AMC Courthouse Plaza 8
2150 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Activist filmmaker Ray Griggs contrasts the presidency of Barack Obama against the presidency of Ronald Reagan in an effort to expose the growing role that the Federal Government plays in our daily lives while using California as an indicator of the economic battles that may face our nation in the future and speaking candidly with a variety of experts about some of President Obama’s most controversial initiatives. ~

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