Reid Goldstein wins endorsement by the Arlington County Democratic Committee
On Saturday May 16, 2015 at the unassembled caucus of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, Reid Goldstein won the support of the party for his bid to be elected to the Arlington School Board in this fall's General Election. The Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) announced "that Reid Goldstein won the ACDC School Board Caucus, earning the ACDC endorsement for this fall’s election. Reid Goldstein received 1,252 votes; Sharon Dorsey received 648 votes."
Arlington County Democratic Chairman Kip Malinosky issued the following statement: “We are proud to endorse Reid. He has demonstrated leadership on educational issues and in the larger community. Reid will not only be a great voice for balancing the needs of school facilities, but also for improving instruction for all of Arlington’s students.“
Reid Goldstein issued the following statement: "I am grateful for and humbled by the support of so many Arlingtonians, and I appreciate the work of the Arlington County Democratic Committee in making this possible. I want to thank my wife and daughters for their patience and support, as well as my campaign team for their outstanding hard work. I thank Sharon Dorsey for a positive and energetic campaign, and Abby Raphael for her years of service to Arlington families. Arlington has an outstanding public school system. We face the challenge of growing enrollment as families are drawn to Arlington by our tradition of excellent education. We must maintain that excellence going forward as we work to close the achievement gap, provide for growing enrollment, and ensure openness and respect for diversity. I look forward to working with Arlington Democrats in the November election campaign, and hope to earn election to the School Board to work for our schools for the next four years."
Announcing his candidacy in March 2015, Reid Goldstein said: "Arlington has entered a new era in which the School Board and the County Board must act jointly, instead of in parallel. I am running to bring my 20-year history of working with both schools and the County to help create the "all-Arlington" solutions to the challenges brought by our expanding school system.
The greatest assets we have to craft these solutions are:
Asset #1: Skilled, dedicated teachers and school staff
I will keep attracting the best talent to maintain our high standards
Asset #2: Willingness of the Arlington community to support APS budgets and school bonds
I will be a responsible steward of the community's money
I will champion open and transparent decision-making to assure the public's trust