de Ferranti wins Democratic primary for Arlington Co. Board

WASHINGTON – The Arlington Democratic Party said Matt de Ferranti has won the Democratic primary for the Arlington County Board.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, de Ferranti, of Arlington, who works for the National Indian Education Association and serves on the county’s Housing Commission and Arlington Public Schools Budget Advisory Council, beat Chanda Choun, who works for the State Department’s Office of Cybersecurity in Rosslyn, 60 percent to 39 percent.

He’ll will take on incumbent Independent John Vihstadt in November.

In a statement Tuesday night, Jill Caiazzo, chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, said, “We thank both Matt de Ferranti and Chanda Choun for conducting a positive, issue-oriented and energetic primary. We are excited to have Matt on the ballot because he will move Arlington forward by maintaining our excellent schools, addressing housing affordability, improving our transportation system, and stimulating a strong economy for all.”

This report has been corrected.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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