Results of The 2023 Arlington YIMBY Straw Poll 

YIMBYs of Northern Virginia is pleased to officially announce the results of our inaugural straw poll for the 2023 Arlington County Board Democratic primary. Our leadership team met April 25th and identified three pro-housing candidates in the race: Maureen Coffey, Jonathan Dromgoole, and J.D. Spain. We then announced a straw poll open to Arlington residents who are official members our parent organization YIMBY Action.

The straw poll closed at midnight, May 3rd. A healthy sample size of 42 YIMBYs of NoVA members participated. Raw results are below and at this link.

Maureen Coffey and J.D. Spain both received 20 of the 42 first place votes. Coffey received slightly more second place votes than Spain, at 18 versus 14. Our leadership team's takeaway is that both candidates enjoy strong support from our members. We are confident that both will be excellent Arlington County Board members. We urge Arlington County voters to rank Coffee and Spain in the top two on their ballot and to rank Dromgoole third.

Learn the details of YIMBYs of Northern Virginia's involvement in the 2023 Arlington County Board election by visiting