Katie Cristol announces her support for Vivek Patil in campaign for County Board seat to be vacated by Jay Fisette


ARLINGTON, VA – Candidate for the Arlington County Board, Vivek Patil has received the endorsement of Katie Cristol, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board.

“I am proud to endorse my friend and a talented community leader, Vivek Patil, in his campaign for Arlington County Board,” said Cristol in a statement announcing the endorsement.

Cristol continued, “As residents throughout the County know, the Board is currently wrestling with critical issues that will reverberate for decades into the future, such as the growing need for more public facilities like schools and parks; a too-high commercial vacancy rate; and the challenge of keeping Arlington affordable for our middle class. We need a perspective like Vivek’s at the table: creative, open-minded and optimistic, with deep experience in the innovation economy and a real dedication to Arlington’s traditions of community engagement.”

“I’ve seen first-hand Vivek’s talent for reaching out and listening to Arlingtonians who feel underrepresented or unheard. Even better, he possesses a unique ability to turn what he hears into action. I know he will be both a responsive, inclusive County Board member and a visionary leader for Arlington’s future.”

Vivek Patil expressed gratitude and excitement at Cristol’s announcement, stating, “I am thrilled and deeply honored to be endorsed by Katie Cristol. Katie embodies the truly special values of our inclusive community as a passionate advocate for the most vulnerable Arlingtonians, and as a civic leader on education, planning and housing affordability issues. I am particularly excited to partner with Katie to strengthen our diverse community fabric and expand economic opportunities in Arlington.”

This announcement comes after the Arlington County Democratic Committee announced that a third caucus date would be added to the schedule, taking place from 7-9PM on May 9th at Francis Scott Key Elementary School. The two original dates will remain on May 11th from 7-9PM at Drew Model School and May 13th from 11AM-7PM at Washington-Lee High School.

In the coming weeks, Vivek Patil has three events scheduled including the following:

  • Meet and Greet with Marilyn Judson – March 24th, 6:00PM -2776 N Quebec St, Arlington, VA 22207
  • Evening in Support of Vivek Patil – April 6th, 7:00PM -Grand Cru Bistro & Wine Bar, 4301 Wilson Boulevard #100, Arlington, VA 22203 -Tickets may be purchased at secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/vivekpatil
  • Meet and Greet with Charley Conrad and Susie Lee – April 11th, 7:30PM -4500 S Four Mile Run Dr, Unit 106 Arlington, VA 22204

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For more information please contact Nathan Saxman at vivekpatilforcountyboard@gmail.com.