“John Vihstadt has proven why we need independent leadership at all levels of government in Virginia" said Matt Scoble; Political Director, Unite Virginia. "For four years on the County Board, as well as for many years before as a civic activist, John has tackled problems and identified solutions without regard to partisan or special interests."
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As an attorney, John has served his community, state and country by way of multiple institutions. Examples of his service include his tenure as President of the Yorktown High School Parent Teacher Association, president of his civic association, as well as his time on the Arlington Planning, Aging, and Housing Commissions.
In Virginia, he worked closely with the General Assembly and Governor to secure authority to hire an independent county auditor, and he pushed to implement a financial waste, fraud, and abuse hotline. In his first term, John also led efforts to reform the county’s budget process, expand the Capital BikeShare program through revenue-increasing commercial advertising, prioritize continued investment in public schools and increase bandwidth to improve the community’s infrastructure.
Vihstadt lives with his wife Mary, with whom he has raised two children, who are graduates of the Arlington Public School District. John received both a B.A. degree and J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska.