Arlingtonians from across the county are adding their names and standing up for Democratic values. Charley Conrad"Matt knows that Arlington is a great place to live work and play for everyone. I like his ideas and I have seen him work hard for causes he cares about. You don't have to live here your whole life to know that you want to give back to a community that gives and cares about all our citizens."Tannia Talento, School Board Member"I am proud to support Matt de Ferranti for Arlington County Board. His experience serving on both County and School commissions, committees and joint committees, will provide a needed perspective on how both Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools work to meet the needs of their community members, students and families.”Mark Teel"Matt has the whole package of what I want in a local leader: a burning interest and involvement in local issues from housing to schools; a commitment to defending and promoting Democratic principles and ideals from the school house to the White House; and a caring and compassionate friend, listener and leader."Natalie Hall"Matt has the experience and energy we need to make Arlington even better. As an educator, I like his strong commitment to Arlington values, especially quality education for all students and affordable housing for all Arlington residents."Paul Ferguson, Clerk of Courts“I have come to know Matt de Ferranti well and I am impressed with his knowledge of the budget, education, transportation, environmental, public safety, and land use decisions relevant to being a County Board Member. Matt's skills will make him a strong addition to the Arlington County Board."Arlene Spinelli"Matt embraces the values that make Arlington the special place it is. It is important, now more than ever, that these values guide the decisions made today that will determine Arlington's future. In both his personal and professional lives, Matt demonstrates that his commitment to expand opportunity for everyone in Arlington is fulfilled in both words and deeds. As a long time Arlington resident, I feel very strongly that Matt is the leader we need now."Cristina Diaz-Torres"Matt will bring a unique perspective to the county board with his experience as community leader, former teacher, politics navigator and true Arlingtonian. He represents the best of our community and truly believes that Arlington County can be a role model for economic growth while also ensuring equity and that every member of our community thrives."Minneh Kane"Matt’s love for Arlington, and his passion for making it an excellent place for all its residents, is palpable. Matt is running for County Board because he believes that this is a moment in which we need to stand firm for our principles, while building coalitions based on mutual respect. He sees that what we have in common as residents of this great County is far more important than any issues that may divide us. I believe that if you get to know him, you too will see why he is the right person for this job at this time."Jane Bergen"Matt has extraordinary analytical and people skills coupled with integrity and ingenuity to successfully lead Arlington."Mary Detweiler"Matt does what he talks about: He is active in local commissions and councils that plan Arlington’s future, and his vision for our community is to make fiscally smart investments that provide opportunities for all. Matt’s values inform his actions; he’s not afraid to take on tough issues of housing fairness, school budgets, and zoning interests. Matt will serve our community well on the County Board."Susan Landfield"Matt is hard-working and conscientious and he is both an outstanding listener and an inspiring leader. He cares deeply about Arlington and had dedicated himself to learning about the issues of greatest concern to all its residents. I'm thrilled that Matt is running for County Board and I'm honored to be supporting his candidacy."Barbra Kavanaugh"I have seen Matt's passion for his community and commitment to public service inspire others. He leads by example, listening and encouraging people to come together to address the needs of their neighbors. I am very proud to support his candidacy and look forward to working with him as an Arlington County Board member."Rose Fabia"I’m impressed with Matt’s leadership when it counted the most during the first county-wide COVID vaccination effort in early 2021. As chair of the Arlington County Board, Matt gave almost daily updates on the availability of these life-saving vaccines and made sure the most vulnerable had access to them. Matt de Ferranti delivered and with your vote he will continue to serve the people of Arlington in their best interests and safety."Carol Fontein"Matt is the real deal. He is committed personally and professionally to improving the lives of others less fortunate. I have known him for many years and consider him a good friend. More importantly, my endorsement of Matt for Arlington County Board is based on his deep knowledge of Arlington - what makes us Arlington - what are the issues, where are the challenges, and how can we work together to address them. He has worked tirelessly on many committees, task forces, and community projects and has learned so much from those experiences. I know he will be an outstanding member of the County Board and I hope you will join me in supporting him. "Joshua Farrar"From jobs that pay well to public amenities and infrastructure, and a thriving civic culture, Arlington is a great place to live, work, and play. I have confidence in Matt's ability to recognize the challenges our community faces, and to lead the County government in the implementation of creative solutions to them."