Arlington Action Group Endorses Matt de Ferranti for Arlington County Board

Progressive group gives their first official candidate endorsement to de Ferranti

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ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington Action Group announces its first official candidate endorsement for Matt de Ferranti, the Democratic nominee for the Arlington County Board.

“As a community born out of the 2016 presidential campaign, the Arlington Action Group takes pride in the work we’ve done supporting progressive, responsible leaders in Virginia and across the country. Our mantra – to huddle, educate, advocate, and resist – compelled us to take action across the Commonwealth in 2017, supporting Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and other exemplary candidates in the fight to establish a bulwark against the Trump administration’s excesses on the other side of the Potomac, “said Guy Mentel, Arlington Action Group’s spokesperson.

“Though our work in 2017 was persistent, relentless and undeniably impactful, we refrained from officially endorsing a candidate throughout the cycle. Today, we are proud to give Matt de Ferranti our first official candidate endorsement in his race for Arlington County Board. Matt would be an exceptional addition to an already outstanding team. His values are very much our own and his emphasis on socioeconomic equality in Arlington is something we all deeply support,” Mental continued.

Arlington Action Group praises Matt de Ferranti’s commitment to Democratic values, service to his community, and his work to improve education and access to affordable housing.

“We first met Matt on the front lines of the Clinton campaign. We met him again in the 2017 gubernatorial, as he poured his heart into a united progressive ticket. He came to speak to us throughout his primary fight, delving into the details of how he plans to address K-12 schools and affordable housing across the county. In short, Matt has never taken a break from fighting and advocating for the issues he cares about. This is not a one-time race for him. This is the culmination of a lifetime of service, and for that, we are proud to bestow upon Matt the honor of receiving the AAG’s first-ever official candidate endorsement.”

In response to his endorsement, Matt de Ferranti stated, “I am elated that AAG is standing with me in the race to move Arlington County forward.”

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