A parent-activist backed by the Democratic Party was elected overwhelmingly Tuesday to the Arlington County School Board.
Monique O’Grady, a first-time candidate, was elevated to the five-member board after receiving 71 percent of the votes, according to preliminary results from the Virginia Department of Elections. She defeated Mike Webb, who captured 18 percent and Alison Dough, who received 10 percent.
In a phone interview, O’Grady said she hopes the campaign message she sent about strengthening relationships within the community and with the County Board resonated with voters.
“I’m so humbled and honored to have received the support of Arlingtonians,” the 49-year-old said Tuesday night.