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And then there were six in Arlington board race

Susan Cunningham, who ran as independent in 2020, launches Democratic bid

The March 1 Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting brought a sixth candidate for County Board into the mix.

Susan Cunningham launched her bid for the Democratic nomination, saying she would provide common-sense leadership. She also attacked the county government's Missing Middle housing proposal as ill-conceived and not fleshed out.

Cunningham in 2020 ran as what she described as a "progressive independent" in the special election called to fill the County Board seat left open by Erik Gutshall. Democrat Takis Karantonis won the race.

Cunningham joins J.D. Spain Sr., Natalie Roy, Tony Weaver, Maureen Coffey and Jonathan Dromgoole in seeking the two open County Board seat. Democrats will make their selection in a June 20 primary.

Also at the March 1 event, Del. Alfonso Lopez and state Sen. Adam Ebbin formally launched re-election bids. Each currently is unopposed.

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