Alan Howze Captures Democratic Nod for County Board
| February 2, 2014 at 10:15 am | 1,392 views | No Comments
Alan Howze at an Arlington County Democratic Committee debate
has captured the Democratic nomination for the upcoming Arlington County Board special election.
received 52 percent of the vote during the two day Democratic nomination caucus, which concluded Saturday night.
"Tonight I am honored to earn the confidence of Arlington Democrats and win the Democratic nomination for the Arlington County Board," Howze
said in a statement.
will now face independent candidate John Vihstadt and libertarian Evan Bernick in the special election, which is being held to replace the retiring Chris Zimmerman.
Alan Howze, long-time community leader with experience in government and business, has been nominated as the Democratic candidate for the April Special Election to fill the Arlington County Board seat vacated by the resignation of Chris Zimmerman.
won with 52% of 3,585 votes cast during the two caucuses held Thursday January 30 and Saturday February 1 by the Arlington County Democratic Committee
However, IRV was not needed as Mr. Howze
received a majority of the first preference votes.
The vast majority of caucus voters used the IRV system and voted for more than one candidate.
was born in Arlington, and he
wife Pam and three young children live in the Highland Park-Overlee Knolls neighborhood.
He has a strong history of civic work in Arlington, and currently serves as the President of the Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Civic Association, Vice-Chair of the Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission (FAAC), and a Board Member of the Alliance for Housing Solutions.
A graduate of James Madison University with an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, Alan is a management consultant at IBM where he has worked with federal, state and local government leaders on a variety of strategy and transformation initiatives to reduce costs and improve the delivery of government services.
For more information: http://www.alanhowze.com
Democratic Nominee Alan Howze stated: "Tonight I am honored to earn the confidence of Arlington Democrats and win the Democratic nomination for the Arlington County Board.
added, "I want to thank Peter Fallon and Cord Thomas for running campaigns that highlighted important issues in our community.
Arlington County Democratic Committee Chairman
[Kip Malinosky] stated: "Arlington Democrats are thrilled to rally around Alan Howze
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