Arlington County

Arlington Board Member Resigns After Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Erik Gutshall is resigning after first being elected in 2017

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Arlington County Government

A member of Arlington County's governing board has resigned after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

Erik Gutshall, 49, was elected to the five-member Arlington County Board in 2017.

Gutshall said in a statement Monday he has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer for the past month.

The County Board is composed entirely of Democrats in a county that is arguably Virginia's most liberal.

The board said it is consulting with the county attorney about how to proceed with holding a special election to fill the remainder of Gutshall's term.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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