We proudly endorse Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos in her bid for reelection without hesitation.
Last year, 91% of Arlingtonians felt safe in this community. Our public safety success story is not the work of the police department alone. It is through our partnership with Theo Stamos that our community is able to achieve the enviable goal of low crime and low incarceration rates, while maintaining high satisfaction with the way we continue to maintain public safety.
In a small community like Arlington, the Commonwealth’s Attorney is not a distant figure who sits in a remote office. We engage with Theo and her prosecutors on a daily basis. We know that we can call her at any time to answer difficult legal questions. We are uniquely able to assess Theo’s tireless work ethic and her dedication to not only the law enforcement community, but as a lifelong public servant, to our whole community. We have seen the strength of her character as she has had to make difficult decisions, knowing that she is always grounded in the law and with justice as her guiding principle.
Theo’s work to combat the opioid crisis, her continued support of the multitude of community policing initiatives, and her participation in across-the-board training with law enforcement clearly demonstrate that she is the right leader for Arlington County. The men and women of the Arlington Coalition of Police and the Arlington Police Beneficiary Association have seen Theo’s leadership, temperament, and experience first-hand. She has earned our respect through her hard work and her constant collaboration to strengthen this community. We wholeheartedly support her reelection, and urge the citizens of Arlington County do the same.