Maureen E. Coffey

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Maureen E. Coffey graduated with honors from Oberlin College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. She also earned an MPP from the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. During her college years, Coffey was co-chair of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, captain of the field hockey team, and a member of the Oberlin Review [6]. She has served as A Legislative Fellow for Senator Jeremy McPike, an associate for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research; she is currently a policy analyst at the Center for American Progress [2]. Working as an analyst on the Early Childhood Team Policy Team, Coffey has focused on research concerning racial and gender equity [5]. In 2021, Governor Ralph Northam selected Coffey to be a part of Virginia’s Family and Children’s Trust, a group that aims to reduce family violence [1]. For 2 years, she was the Virginia Young Democrats president and a board member of the Arlington County Civic Federation [5]. Presently, she serves as a CivFed delegate and as a member of the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association [1].

Key Issues

Community

Coffey supports efforts to reduce racial, economic, and social justice issues [1].

Environment

Coffey supports policies that preserve the environment. She wants to reduce carbon emissions [1].

Transparency

Coffey believes that the government should collect quantitative data about public policy. In addition, she suggests that this data should be accessible to the public in order for citizens to understand the issues that Arlington faces [1].

Endorsements

Arlington County Democratic Committee; Sierra Club; NOVA Labor; Northern Virginia Realtors Political Action Committee; Run For Something; Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association; Yimbys of Northern Virginia; Greater Greater Washington; Matt de Ferranti, County Board Member; Takis Karantonis, County Board Member; Maggie Davis, Former Deputy Chair of Arlington Democrats; Kip Malinosky, Former Chair of Arlington Democrats; Nicole Merlene, Arlington Civic Federation Chair Emeritus; Eric Berkey, Former Chair of the Housing Commission

Sources

1 Coffey For Arlington
2 Center for American Progress
3 VPAP
4 Twitter
5 Patch
6 Linkedln