Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bondi Lists D.C. 'Nonprofit Roundtable' As Only Economic Interest

Hello Yupette,

A perusal of Melissa Bondi's 2012 Statement of Economic Interests, filed with the Clerk of the Arlington County Board on December 13, 2011, shows that Bondi listed the Nonprofit Rountable of Greater Washington, where her position is Project Coordinator, as her only economic interest.

She responded to 'personal interest' questions as follows:

A. My personal interests are:

1. Residence, address, or if no address, location: 2624 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington VA 22201

2. Other real estate, address, or, if no address, location: N/A

3. Name or principal business activity of each business in which stock, bond, or equity interests is held: N/A

Thanks for your blog.


No Endorsement for Democratic Caucus Candidates


Arlington Yupette will not endorse a candidate for the Democratic Caucus scheduled for today and Saturday.

After attending three candidates debates and watching the AIM-Patch televised debate we have concluded that the Democratic candidates for County Board aren't part of the solution, they're part of the problem.

We ask that Melissa Bondi's possible violations of Virginia's election laws be investigated by the State Board of Elections. If she is to remain appointed to Arlington's advisory commissions and committees we ask that she make a full disclosure of her finances, residencies, and voting status - in Arlington and elsewhere.

We cannot endorse Libby Garvey, Peter Fallon, or Melissa Bondi. They have served on boards, commissions, and committees for over a decade. They don't take responsibility for the problems they helped create.

Kim Klingler and Terron Sims have also served on several major advisory commissions and committees. But this service hasn't translated into significant improvements in the overall quality of life for Arlingtonians, nor in significant improvements in fiscal accountability and public safety.

For these reasons we will not endorse a Democratic candidate for County Board in this week's Democratic Caucus.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mark Kelly Will Be Lone Republican Running in March 27th Special Election

Hello Yupette,

News from the Arlington County Republican Committee is that Mark Kelly was the lone Republican candidate to file for County Board as of noon today. So it's likely the Republicans will cancel their caucus and Mark will be their candidate for County Board.

It's been expected that the Republicans would field a candidate this year and Mark would be that candidate. Thanks for your blog.