Kim Klingler For Arlington

Kim Klingler For Arlington Servant Leader. Management Consultant, Healthcare Advocate, First Responder, Gymnastics Coach, Community Activist. Past & Perhaps Future Candidate...
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Like many Arlingtonians, I grew up elsewhere. I moved around a lot as a child in a military family, but always tried to plant my roots wherever we made our home. After graduating from James Madison University in 2001, I moved to Arlington and it became my true home. And, as I have in every place, I have lived my passion for community and public service throughout my more than 15 years as an Arlingtonian. My Dad was in the Coast Guard and our family went wherever he was posted. I’m grateful for the opportunity that our travels provided me; I experienced many schools and met people from all over the country with diverse backgrounds and customs. Throughout my childhood, I participated in competitive gymnastics and community service, like the Key Club, both of which helped me find a connection to my new communities. When I enrolled at JMU, I began in the Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy Program, and ultimately graduated with a B.S. in health administration and a minor in business. Throughout my time at JMU, I participated in club gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse; was active in Eta Sigma Gamma; and volunteered at one of the local nursing homes. Giving time to community service causes during college was an important outlet for me and I knew that wherever I ended up after leaving JMU, I would want to settle in a place where there were many opportunities to give back to my community. During the summer of 2001, I moved to Arlington’s Cherrydale neighborhood. One of the reasons I chose to live in Arlington is because there was a strong network of JMU alumni living here and I knew they would help me get settled in quickly. My career at the time, assisting hospitals design electronic records systems to improve patient care and reduced cost, required me to travel a lot. Despite the travel, I still made it a priority to become involved and to put down roots in my new community. When I wasn’t travelling, I spent my time volunteering with a Head Start program in Ballston. In late 2004 I made a career change and took a position at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Also that year, having been a former Key Clubber, I made it a priority to join the Arlington Kiwanis Club. The Arlington Kiwanis chapter immediately welcomed me and introduced me to so many other opportunities for community service in Arlington. One such opportunity was the the Leadership Arlington Signature program, into which I was accepted in November 2004. Community service has always been important to me, but I have also been drawn to the importance of public service. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to chair the Arlington Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission where I have gained valuable hand-on experience working with our first responders. Whether serving as the current president of the Leeway-Overlee Civic Association, volunteering with Head Start at Taylor Elementary, or being an EMT with the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department, I have made service to others a priority in my life. These experiences coupled with my professional background in Health IT have prepared me well to be a thoughtful and forward thinking member of the County Board. During the course of this campaign, I will be focusing on three key areas: -Public Safety (EMS, fire, and police) -Protecting Arlington’s Diversity (Cultural, Age, and Economic) -Preparing Arlington for the future (Efficient and effective government, staying competitive for business, and collaborating with neighboring jurisdictions).

Like many Arlingtonians, I grew up elsewhere. I moved around a lot as a child in a military family, but always tried to plant my roots wherever we made our home. After graduating from James Madison University in 2001, I moved to Arlington and it became my true home. And, as I have in every place, I have lived my passion for community and public service throughout my more than 15 years as an Arlingtonian. My Dad was in the Coast Guard and our family went wherever he was posted. I’m grateful for the opportunity that our travels provided me; I experienced many schools and met people from all over the country with diverse backgrounds and customs. Throughout my childhood, I participated in competitive gymnastics and community service, like the Key Club, both of which helped me find a connection to my new communities. When I enrolled at JMU, I began in the Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy Program, and ultimately graduated with a B.S. in health administration and a minor in business. Throughout my time at JMU, I participated in club gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse; was active in Eta Sigma Gamma; and volunteered at one of the local nursing homes. Giving time to community service causes during college was an important outlet for me and I knew that wherever I ended up after leaving JMU, I would want to settle in a place where there were many opportunities to give back to my community. During the summer of 2001, I moved to Arlington’s Cherrydale neighborhood. One of the reasons I chose to live in Arlington is because there was a strong network of JMU alumni living here and I knew they would help me get settled in quickly. My career at the time, assisting hospitals design electronic records systems to improve patient care and reduced cost, required me to travel a lot. Despite the travel, I still made it a priority to become involved and to put down roots in my new community. When I wasn’t travelling, I spent my time volunteering with a Head Start program in Ballston. In late 2004 I made a career change and took a position at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Also that year, having been a former Key Clubber, I made it a priority to join the Arlington Kiwanis Club. The Arlington Kiwanis chapter immediately welcomed me and introduced me to so many other opportunities for community service in Arlington. One such opportunity was the the Leadership Arlington Signature program, into which I was accepted in November 2004. Community service has always been important to me, but I have also been drawn to the importance of public service. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to chair the Arlington Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission where I have gained valuable hand-on experience working with our first responders. Whether serving as the current president of the Leeway-Overlee Civic Association, volunteering with Head Start at Taylor Elementary, or being an EMT with the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department, I have made service to others a priority in my life. These experiences coupled with my professional background in Health IT have prepared me well to be a thoughtful and forward thinking member of the County Board. During the course of this campaign, I will be focusing on three key areas: -Public Safety (EMS, fire, and police) -Protecting Arlington’s Diversity (Cultural, Age, and Economic) -Preparing Arlington for the future (Efficient and effective government, staying competitive for business, and collaborating with neighboring jurisdictions).

Operating as usual

Congrats Arlington Young Democrats - Arlington Dems on your newly elected officers! Thanks for having me be part of the ...
11/30/2018

Congrats Arlington Young Democrats - Arlington Dems on your newly elected officers! Thanks for having me be part of the vote counting process. Not only was I impressed with the talent, passion, and drive of all of the candidates, but this experience brought back many fond memories with...Gordon Simonett, Atima Omara, Angela Guzman, Lauren Hall, Sarah Godlewski for Wisconsin State Treasurer, Kip Malinosky for Democratic National Convention Delegate Stephanie Dix Clifford...and many others....

Amen!
08/21/2018

Amen!

Yes! In Our America, diversity, equality, respect, and love matter! Thank you for standing up and putting up this yard sign, to remind us what’s important...

Great day for canvassing and informing potential voters about the upcoming election in November for Tim Kaine Don Beyer ...
08/12/2018

Great day for canvassing and informing potential voters about the upcoming election in November for Tim Kaine Don Beyer ... Thanks Arlington Dems @ArlingtonYoungDems @VirginiaDems for helping to organize & thanks to all who came out!

Stay strong my friends!!!....
04/23/2018

Stay strong my friends!!!....

Together we are strong! And when we vote, we win! Thank you Arlington County Democratic Committee Arlington Young Democrats for an exceptional Blue Victory Dinner!

Come join Arlington County Democratic Committee for today's Chili Cookoff!
09/04/2017

Come join Arlington County Democratic Committee for today's Chili Cookoff!

05/14/2017
Congratulations to Erik Gutshall

Thank you everyone for your support! I congratulate Erik Gutshall for Arlington on winning the Democratic nomination. Thank you also to Peter Fallon for Arlington County Board and Vivek Patil for County Board for running great campaigns. It was an honor and a privilege to be on the trail with all of you. Thank you also to Matt Weinstein, Jill Caiazzo, Chris Leyen, Nicole Merlene, and Juanita Tolliver for running a great Democratic Caucus. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1127330023551&ca=19e44ffd-10b5-4500-8be9-d5f49c9e46a2

Only about an hour left to vote at Washington-Lee High School! http://kim4arlington.com/vote/
05/13/2017
Vote For Kim – Kim Klingler

Only about an hour left to vote at Washington-Lee High School! http://kim4arlington.com/vote/

* Tuesday May 9th at Francis Scott Key Elementary Schoolfrom 7pm-9pm2300 Key Boulevard, Arlington, 22201Metro accessible to Courthouse metro (orange and silver lines)

Thanks to everyone who came out to vote in the Arlington County Democratic Committee caucus. You still have an hour to v...
05/13/2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to vote in the Arlington County Democratic Committee caucus. You still have an hour to vote - polls open until 7!

Phone Bank for Kim!Saturday, 5/13 from 1 pm until 7 pmMore information and signup at: http://kim4arlington.com/events/
05/12/2017
Events – Kim Klingler

Phone Bank for Kim!
Saturday, 5/13 from 1 pm until 7 pm

More information and signup at: http://kim4arlington.com/events/

Most of us are discouraged by what is happening in politics at the national level, and most of us agree that we must look to the future, so that at least at the local level we are doing everything in our power to minimize the effects of today’s national politics. Kim represents the future, and it is...

05/12/2017

Just wanted to pass along the info about voting at Washington-Lee High School on Saturday from 11 am - 7 pm: http://kim4arlington.com/vote !

05/12/2017
Events – Kim Klingler

Just wanted to remind folks about the Day of Action kick-off at the home of Commonwealth Attorney The Hon. Theo Stamos,
Saturday, 5/13 at 9:45 am: http://kim4arlington.com/events/ !

Most of us are discouraged by what is happening in politics at the national level, and most of us agree that we must look to the future, so that at least at the local level we are doing everything in our power to minimize the effects of today’s national politics. Kim represents the future, and it is...

At the Arlington County Candidate Forum for the Latino Community
05/08/2017

At the Arlington County Candidate Forum for the Latino Community

Had a great brunch today with the Good Ole Girls and Ingrid Morroy, Stephanie Dix Clifford, Atima Omara, and many others...
04/30/2017

Had a great brunch today with the Good Ole Girls and Ingrid Morroy, Stephanie Dix Clifford, Atima Omara, and many others; thank you Emilie Miller for the invitation to speak! #womenruntheworld #cantstopwontstop

Had a great day yesterday talking to voters about their priorities for the upcoming election and my candidacy for County...
04/30/2017

Had a great day yesterday talking to voters about their priorities for the upcoming election and my candidacy for County Board! Join our campaign today: http://www.kim4arlington.com

Thank you Caroline and your event volunteers for organizing the 5th Annual Rally Against Rape! I hope to see many of you...
04/26/2017

Thank you Caroline and your event volunteers for organizing the 5th Annual Rally Against Rape! I hope to see many of you there tomorrow night at Gateway Park in Rosslyn.

We couldn't do it without these folks.

Thank you to America's Future Workforce for the opportunity to speak with you about economic justice and economic opport...
04/25/2017
America's Future Workforce

Thank you to America's Future Workforce for the opportunity to speak with you about economic justice and economic opportunity in Arlington! #keepingarlingtondiverse #keepingarlingtonforwardthinking

Learn how Kim Klingler For Arlington County Board will make Arlington, Virginia a more equitable community for all people to live and work. bit.ly/AFWKimKlingler

04/24/2017
Arlington Dems

Thank you Arlington County Democratic Committee for the opportunity to speak to your followers about my campaign for County Board!

Meet and Greets with Arlingtonians
04/24/2017

Meet and Greets with Arlingtonians

Meet and Greets with Arlingtonians
04/21/2017

Meet and Greets with Arlingtonians

Thank you again, Arlington Young Democrats for hosting a fantastic County Board debate! As a former member and officer o...
04/21/2017

Thank you again, Arlington Young Democrats for hosting a fantastic County Board debate! As a former member and officer of AYD, I know it takes a lot of effort to put these events together! Thanks also to Michael Lee Pope for moderating and facilitating a great conversation with my fellow candidates.

04/12/2017
kim4arlington.com

Thank you, IAFF Arlington for your endorsement of my candidacy for County Board! #IAFF #keepingarlingtonsafehttp://kim4arlington.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IAFF-Local-2800-Kim-Klingler-Endorsement.pdf

Find out more about the election this coming May 9th, 11th, and 13th. I ask for your vote and support!
04/12/2017
Arlington Dems

Find out more about the election this coming May 9th, 11th, and 13th. I ask for your vote and support!

Do you have questions about the 2017 County Board/School Board Caucus? Read here for more information about the caucus and Instant Run Off Voting.

01/23/2012

I can't thank you all enough for your support! Congratulations to Libby Garvey and I look forward to working with all the Democratic candidates to support Libby Garvey on March 27th!

01/21/2012

Only 3 hours left to vote for Kim! See you at Kenmore Middle School!

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Arlington, VA
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