Longtime Arlington, VA Election Director Linda Lindberg to Retire

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Arlington County, VA is celebrating the career of outgoing elections director Linda Lindberg as she prepares to retire at the end of this month. InsideNoVA has more:

As her tenure as director of elections approaches its end, Linda Lindberg on June 18 was honored by Arlington County Board members for her service.

Lindberg – who has served in Arlington’s elections office since 1994 and has been registrar since 2003 – has delivered “an outstanding career of public service,” County Board Chairman Christian Dorsey said during a ceremony marking her tenure.

Lindberg will retire on June 30, to be succeeded by her deputy, Gretchen Reinemeyer.

Lindberg’s time in the elections office has seen growth in the county’s electorate, necessitating an increase from 39 precincts to 54, as well as a host of initiatives related to everything from outreach to ballot security.

“Putting on an election takes a village, truly,” Lindberg said. “Every department in the county [government] has been supportive of us.”

Lindberg also thanked the county school system, other partners, the League of Women Voters, Electoral Board members past and present, pollworkers (“the unsung heroes”) and election-office staff (“they are the best”).

On hand for the ceremony were current Electoral Board members Charlene Bickford and Scott McGeary and former members Allen Harrison Jr. and Margo Horner. Also on hand was Del. Patrick Hope (D-47th), bringing salutations from the General Assembly.

As for a parting request, Lindberg kept it simple, asking Arlingtonians to “keep on voting.”

Linda Lindberg has been a source of consistent excellence in Arlington and a valuable member of the Commonwealth’s election community for years. Best of wishes to her in retirement – and here’s hoping Arlingtonians take her advice. Happy trails, Linda!

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