James Vell Rives IV

Key Facts

Party Independent
Status Challenger


James Vell Rives IV obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama, majoring in music and earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Rives is currently the co-chair of the Arlington County Public Schools School Health Advisory Board. Rives has practiced psychiatry in Northern Virginia for over 15 years, and he has served as a clinical instructor in psychiatry for Johns Hopkins University’s and Georgetown University’s Schools of Medicine [3].

Key Issues


Rives believes his perspective as a physician and his experience as a mental health professional are necessary in order to best recover from the COVID-19 pandemic [1].


Rives wants to keep schools open in order for students to catch up on skills, and wants to ensure the school system retains its teachers [2].


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3 Shugarman Psychiatric