Arlington City Council nominees Rebecca Boxal, Nicky Hunter, as well as incumbent Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley, and Andrew Peel, secured their race leaders soon Saturday night.
7 months 19: On the 20th, without the announcement of polling stations, Architect Boxol received 63.14% of the vote in the District 5 race, where there are no polling stations, and Kennedy ounce, a pastor-engineer, won 38.86% of the vote. The winner will replace Dr. Ignacio Nunes, a first-term board member who did not seek re-election.
In the third round, Nikki Hunter secured the lead with 33.2% of the vote, beating Diana Saleh with 30.21%. Tamiko Brown received 21.17% of the vote, Dora O. Tovar – 11.88% of the vote, and Alikis Lupien – 3.53% of the vote. The council of all women of color to represent South East Arlington may advance to the second round if no candidate receives more than half of the votes cast. The winner will replace Marvin Sutton, a first-term councilor who was nominated for mayor.
Incumbent Andrew Peel, who represents south-west Arlington in 4th District, received 70.9% of the vote, well ahead of rivals Billy BW McClendon Jr., who received 10.8%; Anne Nwaefulu, who received 9.39%; Cheyenne M. Zokaie, who received 5.77%; և Nehal L. Mehta, who received 3.14%.
In the eighth round, representing the entire city, Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley, a member of the first term council, received 77.28% of the vote, while opponent Chris “Dobby” Dobson received 22.72%.
At least two new representatives will join the newly elected Council of Elders as they think about urban projects, economic development, and decisions affecting housing crime. In November, voters re-elected Victoria Farar-Myers, a 7th District Council member, Helen Moz, a 2nd District Council member, Raul Gonzalez, a 2nd District Councilor, and Ruby Faye Woolridge, a 6th District Councilor.
A record number of voters voted for the mayoralty by the end of 2020, with more than 100,000 votes in the Woolridge general election. Experts predict that turnout on Saturday will be higher than in the previous municipal elections, usually held in May.